Incoming Ball State University freshman Markus Burden has become an instant campus celebrity after sinking a half-court shot during the school’s “Welcome Week” and winning himself one semester’s tuition — about $US11,000.
Although Burden told the Indianapolis Star that he sometimes goofed around with half-court shots while playing with friends, he was not a member of his high school’s basketball team. The 18-year-old marketing major was randomly selected from the crowd and missed three half-court shots before banking his final attempt.
Even though Deadspin points out that Burden will still be shelling out a little under $US120,000 during his four years at Ball State, it’s impossible to watch this video and not smile:
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