C.J. Baird’s 3-pointer was amazing


The headline is simple. There’s no better way to describe it. Michigan’s student-manager-turned-walk-on freshman C.J. Baird put an exclamation point on the Wolverines’ blowout Sweet Sixteen victory over Texas A&M with a deep 3-pointer. And it was amazing.

The game was over. Michigan might have dribbled in circles for three minutes until the shot clock buzzed – it would’ve still won in dominant fashion.

The starters were out. The second-team was out. I’m pretty sure the third team was, too. Nonetheless, the lineup of kids no one knew much about absolutely erupted the country, from Ann Arbor to Los Angeles especially.

All with a shot.

How can you leave C.J. Baird that open?!

The easy-to-love story following the shot is what’s garnered the local attention of Baird’s friends and former classmates at Detroit Catholic Central.

So many in-home reaction videos, you’d think it was a buzzer-beater. Nope, just a heat check to go up 27.

Beyond the locals, the nation took notice to Baird’s story and his shot.

Even ‘Johnny Football’ Manziel – a Texas A&M alum that was at the game – tilted his cap to the walk-on sensation.

But there’s one thing about that walk-on, C.J. Baird, hitting that shot that made it special.

The celebration.

#PutCJIn should surface on Twitter at some point during Michigan’s Elite Eight matchup against Florida State on Saturday.

Let the fun continue.

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