Doyley’s 70-foot prayer nominated for play of the year

Men’s basketball guard recognized for incredible full-court shot

An amazing last second shot by Buffalo State men’s basketball guard guard Bradley Doyley has earned him national recognition.

On January 10, Doyley launched a seventy-foot halftime buzzer-beating shot at Cortland that brought the Bengals within two.

“I just looked at the clock when I caught the rebound, saw that there was a little bit of time left for a prayer shot and I just hoped it went in, and it went in,” Doyley said later.

Doyley was ecstatic and although he called it a prayer shot, he knew when it left his fingertips that it was much less than a prayer. “I felt it come off my fingertips and I was like ‘oh no, this shot might go in.’ I kept my eyes on the ball, everyone started walking away, but I kept my eyes on the ball and it went in.”

Doyley’s shot has been nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week for eight weeks four great plays are nominated and compete against each other through fan votes on Facebook. The play with the most votes moves on. The eight finalists then face off in a weeklong competition, with the winner being announced on the GEICO Best of College Basketball special March 29 at 2 p.m. on CBS.

This week his shot is up against dunks from Florida’s Casey Prather, Kentucky’s James Young, and Southern Mississippi’s Michael Craig. At this point Craig is in the lead with forty-seven percent of the vote and Doyley is in third with eight percent of the votes. “It looks like I might not get it but I’m still trying,” Doyley said.

You can vote for Doyley’s play here: