Iowa Basketball Star's Viral Video Is Inspiring Young Girls Across The Country

"It's pretty amazing."

Earlier this month, Megan Gustafson went viral after a video of her performing the "Mikan Drill" exploded on Twitter.

In the video, Gustafson sinks consecutive layups with her left and right hands for 40 seconds straight. It's a brief glimpse into the kind of training and sound fundamentals it takes for her to be one of NCAA Women's Basketball's best players.

But shortly after the video was posted, something even more incredible started happening: little girls across the country were filmed trying to emulate the Iowa basketball star's routine. 


"It's pretty amazing, seeing those," Gustafson told The Gazette, a daily newspaper in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "All I wanted to do is have a positive attitude and inspire young girls to dream big."

Gustafson, who was ESPN's national player of the year, is averaging 27 points and 13 rebounds a game this year. Iowa plays Baylor on Monday night to try to advance to the Final Four. 

Here are some videos of Gustafson's young fans trying to emulate her.


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