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Half-court shot wins Auburn student $5,000 towards tuition

Feb 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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So recently, if you haven’t figured it out, hitting half-court shots at college basketball games has become a thing.

It happened in Hinkle Field House. It happened at Seattle University. Notre Dame. And a few other spots.

Go ahead and add Auburn to the list. This kid hit a half-court shot in the Golden Flake (really awesome potato chips, by the way) Tuition Shootout to win $5,000 of his college experience paid for.

Not bad for a heave in a game the Tigers would eventually lose to Arkansas.

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The kid hits the first two shots easy, then, got to give him credit here, he misses his first two three-point attempts before sinking the third and hits a running leaper for the half-court glory.

Kind of makes me wish I could get a half-court shot for something soon. Everyone’s doing it.

So if everyone starts to make them, will schools start going back to three-quarter-court shots?

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  1. seanb20124 - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    What are the tax implications on the winnings?

    • David Harten - Feb 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      Good question. Could go two ways: The student pays or the company has already paid. If the company has already paid, then the $5,000 is really inflated, but the student gets $5,000 as a result. If the student pays, well, I wouldn’t be as jacked about that half-courter if I was him.

  2. kozbee - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    The kid can use the money,great shot.

  3. kozbee - Feb 15, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Foster asleep in school at Auburn.

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