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Slam-dunking referee steals the show at high school basketball tournament

The tournament took place at Missouri State University in Springfield.

The tournament took place at Missouri State University in Springfield.  (Google Street View)

A referee at a Missouri high school basketball tournament let the players shine -- before he took them all to school.

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A video posted to Instagram by Josh Philips showed the referee at the National Homeschool Tournament at Missouri State University in Springfield shooting a 3-point basket from outside the paint, then running toward the hoop and scoring a slam dunk.

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This ref is the goat😂 @timmyhusk22

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The tournament star’s identity was revealed: He's Tim Huskisson, a Missouri native who once played basketball for the University of Northern Colorado.

Huskisson told UPI players had been requesting a dunk all week long throughout the tournament, but he waited until the end to make sure he did not steal the spotlight from the young athletes.