Appalachian State University student Brian Okam probably didn't step up to the free-throw line when facing Western Carolina University thinking to himself - 'this is the shot that'll get me noticed'.

Unfortunately for Okam, the shot did get him noticed - for all the wrong reasons.

The euphemism 'throwing up bricks' is widely used in basketball to describe a horrible looking shot, but this attempt is more of a balloon than a brick.

A casual looking Okam bounces the ball twice, looks up at the net and then throws the ball way, way up in the air, nowhere near the net and into the hands of a perplexed team mate standing less than a metre away.

We're not really sure what Okam was thinking, or if he was even thinking at all. But one thing is for sure. This effort is worthy of the title 'worst free-throw ever'.

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