BRISTOL, Conn. (MERCER RELEASE) – Mercer men’s basketball senior Kevin Canevari, who sparked a national sensation when he danced the “Nae Nae” following the Bears’ 78-71 triumph over No. 6 Duke in the NCAA Tournament, is headed to ESPN headquarters to appear on the ESPN2 program Numbers Never Lie.
Canevari will join co-hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill on the program, which will air live on ESPN2 at noon on Friday afternoon. The appearance was spurred via Twitter, as Hill issued an open invitation to Canevari to come teach her and Smith his dance in front of a national audience.
Canevari’s impromptu celebration sent shockwaves through the internet, capturing the spirit of the team following the biggest victory in program history. After CBS cameras captured the dance on March 23, Canevari’s moves took on a new life and were reported by scores of national media outlets.