Teen's 3-pointer rockets him to viral video fame

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Korben Fory made the shot of the night and earned viral-video fame. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Korben Fory made the shot of the night and earned viral-video fame. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Korben shot from 3-point land, and it was nothin' but net. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Korben shot from 3-point land, and it was nothin' but net. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

There was a special viral-video worthy moment when Deer Valley High School’s varsity basketball team, the Skyhawks, took on the Knights from West View High School last week.

In a last-minute play, junior Jerric Maner passed the ball to fellow junior Korben Fory, who did something that got everyone up and on their feet.

"It went in and I was like, 'Oh, it's money!'" Walter Tinsley said. "It didn't even hit the rim at all -- straight in. It was amazing! We went crazy for him."

It was a big shot in the final moments of the big game. 

"It made me feel good -- great," Korben said. "I was excited."

But this wasn't just a 3-point shot for Korben. It was his shining moment.

"It made me feel great," Jerric said. "I get to play every day, but for a kid with disabilities, he's not as fortunate as me. For him to get the opportunity he did, that's amazing."

Korben is part of the Best Buddies program at Deer Valley High School. He has cheered from the sidelines as the team’s manager for three years. 

"I feel great about; I feel like they are my friends" Korben said.

Korben's ability to hit 3-point shots was no hidden talent.

"We have shooting drills and he jumps in," Coach Jed Dunn said. "He has a nice release. I knew he's make a shot this year."

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