Before Appalachian State’s basketball team plays its next game, you can bet that junior center Brian Okam is going to work on his free throws.
In the Mountaineers’ 70–64 loss at Western Carolina on Saturday, Okam missed what might be the ugliest looking free throw shot in college basketball history. Okam’s shot went straight up in the air and bounced on the court about five feet in front of him.
To call Appalachian State’s start to the 2012 season an ignominious one would be an understatement. Saturday’s loss dropped the Mountaineers to 1–7, and the biggest headlines they have generated this season are for a misspelled jersey and this ugly free throw.