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Video of 'trick shot' toddler Titus Ashby shooting hoop after hoop goes viral on YouTube

Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 7:51pm IST Updated: Thursday, 2 May 2013 - 7:54pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Web Team
With his amazing skills, Titus has even won his family a trip to Disneyland when he appeared on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live and beat the host in a basketball challenge.
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They say seeing is believing, and if anyone of you ever doubted this adage, then what you read next will convert you for sure.

Meet two-year-old Titus Ashby of Derby, Kansas, whose basketball trick shots have made him the latest sensation on the Internet with his YouTube video garnering more than 10 million views since February 3, 2013. Don't believe me? See for yourself.

In this incredible home video, baby Titus gives us a glimpse of his shooting prowess which has captured the imagination of millions across the world.

The video is a compilation of footages shot when Titus was between 18 and 24 months old.

Titus' dad, Joseph Ashby, writes in the video's description: "He began shooting baskets shortly after learning to walk, we started filming some, and then got totally carried away. This is the trick shot video that makes other trick shot videos look like a bunch of old guys who should have something better to do — like retire, turn up their pacemakers, or join an assisted living facility."

The video, titled 'Unbelievable Little Kid Does a Trick Shot', starts with tiny Titus playing a game of basketball at home with his parents encouraging him to shoot hoops, which he does with perfect ease.

The video then goes on to show the wonder boy making swish shots even without looking, bouncing them in off the walls, from up and down stairwells and landing five, six and even seven foot shots. And just when we think the kid got lucky, he surprises us by scoring one basket after another notwitstanding the obstructions in his way.

Although Titus has no idea how famous he is, he loves watching his videos and the way he cheers for himself is endearing.

Youngest of four siblings, Titus developed a passion for the game by observing the professional basketball players, in addition to watching his older brothers.

With his amazing skills, Titus has even won his family a trip to Disneyland when he appeared on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live and beat the host in a basketball challenge.

The little wonder has to his credit an interview on the TODAY show and a shout out on Good Morning America. If you are already a fan, then you can follow Titus on Twitter @TitusAshby.


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