June 23, 2024

WATCH: Purdue Fort Wayne’s Rasheed Bello blocks a shot with his shoe


It’s fairly frequent that basketball followers will see an emphatic block throughout a recreation. But a block with a shoe? That’s a new one.

During Wednesday’s recreation between Purdue Fort Wayne and Southern Indiana, Purdue Fort Wayne guard Rasheed Bello achieved the feat when he blocked a shot whereas holding his shoe.

Bello had misplaced his shoe throughout the defensive possession and picked it up whereas nonetheless taking part in protection. When Southern Indiana’s Jack Campion hoisted up a shot, Bello put his hand up in an try to dam it and ended up rejecting it with his shoe in his hand.

“I’ve never seen that before in my life, and even the referee said he’s never seen it before,” Southern Indiana head coach Stan Gouard told Anthony Kristensen of The Courier & Press. “A first in my 25 years of coaching. Never saw it before.” 

According to Kristensen, Southern Indiana’s public tackle announcer, Zane Clodfelter said that the play was utterly authorized since Bello did not throw the shoe at any level.

Purdue Fort Wayne got here away with a 70-57 win in opposition to Southern Indiana along with having a block for the ages.