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Turns out that the third-grade teacher who promised her class some hot chocolate if she made a deep basket—and promptly sank the shot, in a video that has since gone viral—has some serious game.
As in, she’s former Rutgers basketball player Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick played her redshirt senior season for Rutgers, starting 16 games in the 2017-18 season, after transferring from St. Joseph’s.
She appeared on SportsCenter Thursday to talk about the moment:
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“Did they not know that you’ve done this before⁉️”<br><br>ICYMI … Ms. Fitz (aka <a href=”https://twitter.com/RutgersWBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RutgersWBB</a> alum Kathleen Fitzpatrick) on <a href=”https://twitter.com/SportsCenter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SportsCenter</a> with <a href=”https://twitter.com/sagesteele?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@sagesteele</a> & <a href=”https://twitter.com/mrvincecarter15?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@mrvincecarter15</a> today talking about the shot seen ’round the world!<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoRU?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GoRU</a> <a href=”https://t.co/bvmIw3toE3″>pic.twitter.com/bvmIw3toE3</a>