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Watch: Liberty North senior Michael Hughes makes SportsCenter after draining 75-foot shot

Senior Michael Hughes of Liberty North High School during opening introductions before the game against the Raytown BlueJays played at Liberty North High School.
Senior Michael Hughes of Liberty North High School during opening introductions before the game against the Raytown BlueJays played at Liberty North High School. Special to the Star

Liberty North senior Michael Hughes made a point last summer to accompany his low-post game with an improved three-point shot.

But this is a little extreme.

With the clock winding down in the first half of Liberty North's 74-62 win Friday against Fort Osage, Hughes nailed a three-pointer from his own free-throw line.

The play was No. 2 on SportsCenter's nightly Top Ten segment Friday.

"I knew I didn't have much time," Hughes said. "I just grabbed the ball and threw it the other way."

Hughes finished with a game-high 18 points for the Eagles, who improved to 18-3 and remained perfect in Suburban White Conference play.

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