OGDEN -- The Harlem Shake, a social media fad, has made its way into the Weber State University men's basketball team locker room.
The dance video, shot after the team's March 4 practice, features the entire WSU basketball team doing the Shake, with the exception of senior shooting guard Scott Bamforth, who filmed, edited and posted the video now being shared on YouTube.
"We just wanted to do something funny," said WSU forward Byron Fulton, who can be seen in the video wearing a turban.
The video was the collective idea of the team members, who planned the video during their bus ride home from their March 2 basketball game against Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., Fulton said.
The dance craze began with a YouTube star, DizastaMusic, wildly dancing to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer.
"We actually did it almost in one take," Fulton said.
"We're a pretty tight group," he said of the team getting along well.
The video features center James Hajek dancing in a skirt and cowboy hat, Frank Otis dancing with a mannequin head and Wayne Bradford popping up in front of the camera wearing sunglasses. Fulton said that after making the video, he didn't know quite what to expect or how the video would be received.
"(Coach Randy) Rahe hasn't said anything about (the video)," Fulton said.
However, Fulton said he suspects Rahe has seen it.
"I know some of our other coaches (have seen) it, and they enjoyed it," he said.
Bamforth said shooting, editing and posting the video took his wife and him about two hours.
"We just wanted to have some fun," said Bamforth, who anticipated the video would be well-received because his wife was laughing at it the entire time she was helping him through the editing process.
As for another Harlem Shake video, Bamforth said:
"We'll try to get Rahe in the next one if we make the (NCAA) tourney."
Here is a link to the video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9ekAkkGao