Torrance Gibson is nominated for 'Best Throw' at ESPN's Sport Science Newton Awards. I believe Gibson is one of only two athelets to be nominated while on their high school team this year and he's got some stiff competition. Here are all the nominees for the 'Best Throw' category:
Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback / Green Bay Packers
Rodgers finds wide receiver Jordy Nelson with a laser, releasing the ball at nearly 60 mph to dissect the 49ers.
Manny Machado, Third Baseman / Baltimore Orioles
Ranging to his right, well past the 3rd baseline, Machado releases the ball with an angular velocity of 1300 degrees per second, to burn a Yankee with his hot corner heave.
Jameis Winston, Quarterback / Florida State University
The eventual Heisman Trophy winner fights off Boston College defenders, and launches a 57-mph Hail Mary just .06 seconds before contact to bum out B.C.
Yasiel Puig, Outfielder / Los Angeles Dodgers
Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig releases a 95-mph throw from right field to gun down a baserunner from over 200 feet away.
Torrance Gibson, Quarterback / American Heritage High School
An amazing scramble results in a run and gun heave for the touchdown. (It's the first play of the video in the tweet.