College Kid Makes Incredible $10,000 Half-Court Shot, School Wants to Screw Him Out of His Prize

WCU halfcourt shotJack Lavery, a freshman at West Chester College, pulled off the rare layup, free throw, 3-pointer, half court shot mixture throughout halftime at a latest WCU game against Shippensburg. Lavery needed to hit all four pictures in lower than 25-seconds to win $10,000. Lavery made the first three pictures earlier than airballing his first attempt from half-court. By some means, he tracked down the ball – without any help – and made it back to half-court to hit a one-handed bankshot while falling away on the buzzer. The gang and announcer went wild. Lavery celebrated and then WCU officers told him he wouldn’t be getting the $10,00o prize as a result of he didn’t make his first half court try.


The varsity claims that the contract Lavery signed says he needed to join on his first shot from half-courtroom. (To not mention the truth that Lavery’s father informed his son he would match the $10,000 if he received.) If that's the case, is there even some extent to the 25-second clock? And does the competition end if he had missed the primary layup? And shouldn’t the guy with the microphone know the rules? Hopefully, WCU makes this right and offers the child the ten grand he so spectacularly earned. In any other case, to cite William Shakespeare, “What a dick transfer.”



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Player can keep $20K from half-court shot

OKLAHOMA CITY – A university basketball player who won 20 dollars, 000 by hitting a half-court shot in a promotion at an Thunder Thunder game can keep the money to be used as a scholarship, the National Organization of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday.

Cameron Rodriguez nailed the shot Nov. eighteen during the Thunder's game against the Colorado Nuggets. The jubilation was unsuccsefflull after the NAIA informed Rodriguez that when he kept the money, he would reduce his amateur status at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan.

The college appealed, as well as the NAIA said Tuesday that Rodriguez could use the half-court winnings since scholarship money.

"We're pleased with the decision from the account and specifically the [national eligibility committee] that allows Cameron to keep their winnings to use toward his training, " said Jim Carr, NAIA president and CEO.

The NAIA said your decision to use the prize as scholarship or grant money was a joint recommendation simply by Rodriguez and the Southwestern College fitness department, which was supported by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Rodriguez, a sophomore, should maintain his amateur status through the remainder of his eligibility. Your dog is said that he'd have forfeited the cash before giving up his college eligibility.

Eight participants have hit the half-court photo, sponsored by a local bank, within 231 home games since the advertising started, according to the Thunder.

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