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Albany teen is building Hoop Shoot dynasty


Each of Jordan Brown's free throws begin the same way.

Three dribbles, a spin, then the shot.

More often than not, they all end in a similar fashion: nothing but net.

"Once you get in rhythms, you usually make a lot," he says.

Brown won the state Hoop Shoot championship for the fifth time in six years in January, making 22 of 25 free throws for the crown.

"Rebounding for him is real easy because 99 percent of them are going in the hole," jokes Hoop Shoot regional director Tommy Thompson.

This weekend, Brown competes for the regional title in Valdosta, where he'll compete against other state's champions.

Brown says his key focus is aiming for the center of the basket. His routine helps him do that.

"When you're shooting free throws, you want to have the same routine every time," he explains. "If you have the same routine, it makes it easier to practice."

Brown began the Hoop Shoot contest when he was in the second grade, and it didn't take long for people to notice his talent.

"He shot 25 out of 25 in the local competition when he was eight years old," says Thompson. "He's the best we've ever had in Albany Hoop Shoot."

A win this weekend will send Brown back to the national competition at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

He's been twice before. Now in his final year of eligibility, he hopes to make it and win

"I've been doing it since I was eight, so I really want to win it," he says.

And with Brown shooting- it's a good bet the nets in Valdosta will be sounding off with every shot.

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