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Last Updated: Tuesday February 12 2008 16:58 GMT

Teenager shoots basketball record

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A teenage sharpshooter has proved he's a big deal in the basketball world after breaking the record for the most hoops scored in a minute.

Dan Loriaux, 18, goes to the University of California Santa Barbara.

His amazing feat - set in May - has now been approved by the Guinness Book of World Records.

He scored 25 three-pointers in a minute, beating the record of 20 set by Dan Hopla - a shooting coach for top basketball side the Washington Wizards.

It took Guinness several months to confirm Dan's record, but he's now been told that he's a record-breaker.

He told reporters about his technique.

'Firing'

"I try not to think much at all," he said. "I just turn everything else off.

"By the time one shot starts coming down, you have to shoot again. You just keep firing."



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