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Pizza Hut to pay student $10,000 for his half court shot (VIDEO)

Feb 19, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

Earlier this week, video of Jack Lavery appearing to win $10,000 in a halftime contest at West Chester university in Pennsylvania went viral.

Lavery was denied the money, however, because of a technicality in the rule.

He had to hit a layup, a free throws, a three-pointer and a half-court shot in succession to win the money. He made the first three and missed his first half-court shot before banking in a ridiculous, running turnaround from the mid-court line.

So the school — or, rather, the insurance company the school used to run the promotion — said they wouldn’t pay.

But Pizza Hut stepped up!

So Jack not only got his money, but a year’s worth of Pizza Hut pizza.

  1. floriojr - Feb 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    good for pizza hut.. makes me wanna get my next pie from them.

    if they started the clock when the guy said go instead of after the ball went in he wouldn’t have gotten the last shot off in time, he wouldn’t have made it back to the 3 pt line in time.

    always glad to see( or receive) a happy ending

  2. jucam1 - Feb 19, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Thanks for stepping in and helping my Alma Matter out on this one. As an alum I was angry until I found out it was the greedy insurance company. Good for you Jack, and a big up to the Golden Rams!

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