Student who sank miraculous half-court shot likely won’t collect any prize money

sports.yahoo.com Published: February 18, 2014

When Jack Lavery hit a half-court shot at the buzzer during a halftime contest on Saturday night at West Chester University, the 18-year-old freshman celebrated by racing around the gym, high-fiving fellow students and bear-hugging his dad in the stands.



Little did Lavery know at the time that he wouldn't be collecting any of the $10,000 prize money, according to Yahoo Sports.

Although Lavery sank a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot in the 25 seconds allotted to him, his one-handed fallaway shot from mid-court came after he secured the rebound of his initial miss from that distance. School officials approached Lavery in the midst of his celebration and informed him that contest rules dictated he had as many tries as required at the layup, free throw and 3-pointer but he needed to have sunk the first attempt at the half-court shot to have won.

H/T: Yahoo
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