WATCH: Braeden Smith’s buzzer-beater from stolen inbound lifts Seattle Prep over O’Dea in Metro League title

SEATTLE — It was a moment befitting of the stage, the Metro League championship game, the pinnacle achievement of the condensed spring season.

Trailing by one, Seattle Prep standout guard Braeden Smith stole a baseline inbound pass with two seconds left and scored a contested layup through two defenders to lift the Panthers to a 62-61 win, and a 3A Metro League title.

“Coach Kelly just told me to look at the inbounder’s eyes, I read his eyes, got the steal, made the layup,” Smith said. “We wanted this real bad. We wanted to hang a banner. I missed a few free throws down the stretch. But coach and my teammates kept me in it, they kept supporting me and I was able to make a play.”

Watch the final play for yourself, from the sideline angle, as well as the official NFHS Network call:

Braeden Smith postgame interview

Full game highlights

(Lead photo by Tim Oishi, @takeshimedia)

More Metro League title coverage:

Seattle Prep boys beats O’Dea at the buzzer (highlights, 3 takeaways)

Seattle Prep girls complete perfect season in win over Bishop Blanchet (highlights, recap)

Photo gallery from Seattle Prep boys’ 62-61 win over O’Dea

Photo gallery from Seattle Prep girls’ win over Bishop Blanchet, 54-48

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