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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | February 12, 2017

Gator Canyon Barry breaks Florida consecutive free-throw record "granny" style

  Canyon Barry broke Florida's consecutive free-throw record in a win against Texas A&M.

Remember that Florida forward who’s been shooting underhanded free throws? Well, in the Gators' win on Saturday, he set a school record, making his 39th-straight free throw.

Canyon Barry, who is in his first year at Florida, topped Taurean Green’s record of 37 consecutive free throws that was set during the 2005-06 season. Barry is 18th in the nation with his 89.69 free-throw percentage at Florida after picking up his father Rick Barry's, “granny” shooting style. With the Texas A&M win, he has gone 10 games without missing a single shot from the line.

Now, as the Gators travel to take on SEC rival Auburn on Valentine’s Day, he looks to try and keep this streak alive. Will he continue the streak and break Darnell Archey’s NCAA record of 85 consecutive free throws? Few DI players (Archey and Marquette’s Steve Novak) have hit the 70 consecutive free-throw mark. There is a large stretch between Barry and Archey, but if he gets to the stripe enough times, he has a shot.

But, it is still impressive that he’s hit this mark and did so underhanded. Maybe a few other college ballers with follow his lead and try the unique style.  

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