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Mercer victory dance goes viral, introduces world to the Nae Nae

Mercer guard Kevin Canevari (3) dances with teammates

Mercer guard Kevin Canevari (3) dances with teammates after the second half of an NCAA college basketball second-round game against Duke on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C. Mercer won 78-71. Photo Credit: AP / Chuck Burton

The best part of Mercer’s stunning upset over Duke during the NCAA tournament?

One insane victory dance, if you ask the Internet.

It’s called the “Nae Nae,” and senior point guard Kevin Canevari busted it out after his team beat No. 3 seed Duke.

Cameras zoomed in on Canevari post-win as he rocked from side to side, knees out, flailing his arms in the middle of a teammate huddle.

The video dance craze which is blowing up on YouTube could become the next Harlem Shake.

For many, the Mercer point guard’s dance was their introduction to the Nae Nae, named after Sheneneh Jenkins, a character that the comedian Martin Lawrence played in drag on his TV show “Martin.”

But the sports world has embraced the dance since the hip-hop group We Are Toonz debuted the song five months ago.

Among the athletes famous for doing the Nae Nae are Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard and the Michigan State University football players, who turned it out while celebrating their Rose Bowl win.

Check out all their Nae Nae stylings below.

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