The world record for the longest basketball shot ever made is held by Elan Buller, a sharp-shooting 19-year-old from Arizona. On June 14th of this year, Buller sunk a shot from approximately 100 feet away during halftime of a Phoenix Suns game at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Buller’s incredible shot was sponsored by Fox Sports Arizona. As he lined up for the attempt, hundreds of people watched in anticipation as the ball sailed through the air. When it finally found its way into the hoop to wild applause, an incredulous Buller was left to celebrate his amazing feat.
The previous record holder had been Josh Welborn, who sunk a 99-foot shot in August 2019 while playing at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. This achievement set a new NCAA record; however, that mark was short lived when Buller launched his shot just over one year later and broke it with ease.
In addition to now holding the record for the longest basketball shot, Elan Buller has built up quite an impressive resume throughout his young career. In 2017, he won both Basketball Robbery Tournament titles and likewise followed those successes up with a win at King of Streetball 2K19.
When asked about his monumental achievement in making history with the longest basketball shot ever recorded, Buller said “It’s surreal – I don’t even know how to explain it! It really hasn’t hit me yet…I’m just so happy I could make it happen!” With such strong effort and passion towards basketball excellence, there’s no doubt that we’ll be hearing plenty more about Elan Buller and his accomplishments in the future.