At first, Carson Curran, of Clifton Park, just wanted to win free hockey gear. Now, he makes videos of trick shots that get tens of thousands — sometimes millions — of views.
In his most-watched video, he positions a shovel with a basketball on its handle 79 feet away from a hoop and jumps on the shovel, sending the ball flying toward the hoop. His first attempts are nowhere near the basket, but he gets closer and closer. And then, in the driving rain, Curran sinks the shot.