Ty Russell Rogers is best known for his buzzer-beater in the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but before he was immortalized in highlight reels, Ty was a Hoop Shoot champion sponsored by Princeton, Ky., Lodge No. 1115. He recorded a perfect score in 1995.
“Your instinct kicks in,” Ty told the New York Times in a 2016 interview about the tournament. He could have been talking about the Hoop Shoot. “When you practice your entire life at a sport or a craft or whatever it may be, you’re prepared for moments like that.”
Ty Rogers was inducted into the Elks Hoop Shoot Hall of Fame in 2023.