U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, Awesome Behind the Back Pass!

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U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made the play of the NBA Celebrity All Star Game tonight with a nice behind the back pass that hits a cutting Skylar Diggins who converts the lay up.


As surprising as it might be to see a 49 year old member of the President’s cabinet, Duncan has completed amazing plays like this before. Here’s a doozy from last year’s Celebrity All Star Game.

It is pretty evident that this isn’t Duncan’s first time playing basketball. He was co-captain of the Harvard basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American. He was awarded the Raymond P. Lavietes Most Valuable Player Award in 1987 along with Keith Webster. Duncan also played professionally in Australia.

This was Duncan’s third straight year participating in the Celebrity game. Duncan scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help his East team beat the West, 60-56. Despite great numbers and being on the winning side, the fans voted Kevin Hart of the losing West team the MVP of the game; however, Hart, conceded the award and handed it to the much more deserving, Duncan.

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