Class 2A boys basketball: Jason Couch's shot gives Chouteau win over Ketchum

Jason Couch drained a 15-foot jump shot with 12 seconds remaining to give Chouteau a 53-52 victory over previously undefeated Ketchum in the first round of the Class 2A boys state tournament.
by Trent Shadid Published: March 7, 2013
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With his team trailing by one, and just enough time left for a final shot, Jason Couch looked to his coach for instruction. But the Chouteau senior couldn't hear coach Travis Wheeler over the roar of the crowd.

That's when he decided to go win the game himself.

Couch drove to his left, created separation from his defender, and drained a 15-foot jump shot with 12 seconds remaining to give Chouteau a 53-52 victory over previously undefeated Ketchum in the first round of the Class 2A boys state tournament.

“I couldn't hear the play coach was calling for, so I just went with it,” Couch said. “I always have the confidence to a shot like that. And even though I couldn't hear him, I knew my coach had confidence in me to go ahead and take it myself.”

Couch had just four points before knocking down the game-winner.

“Even though my shots hadn't really been falling all game I still felt confident taking it,” Couch said. “I've taken big shots my whole life. It doesn't matter how the game has been going for me, I can always take a shot like that with confidence.”

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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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