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Fort Wayne era: Austin Hatch of Canterbury barrels down the court.

Austin Hatch: A dream return

Give it up, Hollywood. You could lock 100 script writers in a room for 100 years and they'd never come up with anything this ridiculous, this outlandish, this that's-too-improbable-even-for-us.

The scenario, played out in real life in Los Angeles?

Austin Hatch's return to the basketball floor.

In his first game in three years after being critically injured in an airplane crash that killed his father and stepmother, Hatch, the former Canterbury star now living in L.A., checked into the game in the fourth quarter, came off a screen on the low blocks and squared up for a 3-pointer, his first shot in anger since the tragedy.

Of course he drained it.

After which the entire team burst onto the floor, which resulted in a technical foul.

"It was the best technical foul I've ever been a part of," Loyola coach Jamal Adams told the Los Angeles Times.

Do tell.

Ben Smith's blog.