basketball net way out in the diamond. I thought to
myself ‘how does that even happen?’ If anyone else
hit that, I feel like they would have flubbed it four
DP: Yeah that was a crazy one. We did that in AAA
baseball stadium here in Dallas. We’d seen some other
people do some bat shots before and if we just thought,
‘man if we’re going to do a bat shot we need to really
knock it out of the park.’ We were actually running
out of time filming that one — our baseball edition
— and had maybe an hour or so to wrap everything
up. They basically gave us a countdown, like ‘we gotta
shut down the lights so you guys got 10 tries left.’ I had
four left when I sunk that shot so maybe that’s why I
was so excited.
LIA: Tell me about how you guys started out. It says
on your website that “everything started with one
trick shot,” how did things take off from there?
DP: So me and the redhead in our group, Garrett
Hilbert, bought a basketball net and put it in the back
yard. It was all grass so we couldn’t dribble or anything
so we’d just play HORSE. We were about to go to lunch
one day and I was like, ‘hey if I make this hook shot
from across the yard you got to buy my sandwich.’
And he was like ‘yeah, okay whatever, let’s go eat.’ So I
threw it up, made it and he was like ‘wow, that’s pretty
good. Alright I’ll buy your sandwich.’ When we got
back, we thought about what would happen if we
tried to catch some of these on film and put them all
together in a compilation video. So when everybody
got back from class, we all started trying to outdo each
other and I think we filmed that in like two afternoons.
We just uploaded the video for our friends and family,
never expecting anything to come of it and Good
Morning America called the next morning wanting
to air it on TV. I think Cory — one of the twins — was
the one who woke up at 6: 45 to a ringing phone and I
still don’t know how they got his number but he came
through the house screaming like a little girl: ‘We’re
going to be on TV! We’re going to be on TV!’ From that
moment on it just kind of took off and it’s been a pretty
crazy ride since.
LIA: So you mentioned that you played quarterback
growing up. Did you play in college?
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