Koehn’s 3-point show goes viral

By Joshua Kinder

There was no trick photography, no gimmick or illusion.

It was only Laurie Koehn doing what she’s always done best — make 3-pointer after 3-pointer.

The former Kansas State guard went viral Wednesday when a video showing her make 132 of 135 3-pointers in five minutes was posted on YouTube. As of Thursday morning, the video had more than 4,200 views.

A week ago, St. John’s sophomore guard Max Hooper posted a video on YouTube where he used one rebounder and two basketballs to make 118 3-pointers in five minutes. That video has generated about 2,300 views.

Hooper, who has posted four videos of the 3-point challenge — his best the 118 makes — dared others to beat him.

That’s after Hooper surpassed current Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas, who made 102 3s in five minutes as a high schooler in 2011. That video has more than 40,000 YouTube hits.

Koehn beat them both.

K-State women’s basketball director of operations Danielle Zanotti counted out every single trey as Koehn made 3 after 3 at the Basketball Training Facility, easily topping Hooper.

Making a lot of 3s is nothing new to Koehn, who finished her college career as the Division-I all-time leader with 392 3-pointers. The Moundridge native scored more than 1,700 career points from 2001-05 and was named All-Big 12 three times.

Koehn played for the Washington Mystics from 2005-08 and then the Atlanta Dream last season. She made 43 percent of her shots from behind the arc during her five-year WNBA career, including a league-best 47 percent as a rookie. She has also played overseas.

This past season, Brittany Chambers became just the second player in Big 12 history to connect on more than 300 career 3-pointers — making K-State one of only two programs in the country to have two players reach the milestone. Chambers, who is ninth in NCAA history with 350 treys, opened training camp this week with the Los Angeles Sparks.

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