Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu high-fives invisible teammates after free throw (video)
Kansas State Wildcats forward Wesley Iwundu played an integral role in Tuesday’s 60-56 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, scoring 12 points while chipping 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block in 25 minutes of action.
But it was his bizarre actions while at the free throw line that have folks talking. After being on the receiving end of a vicious technical foul by Jordan Tolbert (above), Iwundu stepped to the free throw line. Because he must usually high-five teammates after made free throws, he intended to keep the routine going, despite no teammates being present as these were technical free throws after all.
So Iwundu just acted like he had imaginary teammates offering up their hands for a congratulatory exchange.
Iwundu converted both free throws, the first two points of a 20-5 Kansas State run that started a little more than halfway through the second quarter that led to the big win.
“I felt really confident going to the free-throw line,” Iwundu said about the huge free throws, via a report from The Topeka Capital-Journal. “I’ve been working on them a lot after practice. If I hit those two, I felt the game would change from there.”
And he can thank his real teammates for the big run that followed. The imaginary teammates? They’re just glad-handers willing to slap some skin following free throws when no one else is around.
[GIF via The Big Lead]