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PA Student Who Made Half-Court Shot Gets His $10K (And Pizza)

Pizza Hut offered the West Chester University student the cash and grub through a tweet.

Screenshot, twitter.com/pizzahut
Screenshot, twitter.com/pizzahut
Miracle shot-maker Jack Lavery will get his $10,000--and with extra toppings.

The West Chest University student made a stunning series of shots during a halftime contest with a $10,000 prize. The only problem? A technicality. Lavery took two tries to make the half-court shot when the contest's rules dictated he would have to make it on one.

The Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate's story--and video of his half-court shot--quickly went viral. On Tuesday, Pizza Hut tweeted "Hey @JackLavs22, we know greatness when we see it. We have a check for $10K and free pizza for a year for you. What say you? #PayJackLavs."

A grateful Lavery accepted the cash offering and the extra pizza: "I feel incredibly blessed and honored to be awarded the generous gift of $10k and free pizza for a year! Thank you @pizzahut You guys rock."
ron February 20, 2014 at 03:51 PM
The new American way. Reward someone for not following rhe rules.
Gee February 20, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Agreed.
Leigh February 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM
Forget the time - the kid played high school basketball, which was against the rules. He took the opportunity to win 10K from someone else and gets rewarded for it. Lame.
Gina TB February 20, 2014 at 11:24 PM
If he had to make the shots on the 1st try then why did they allow him the 2nd shot? after he missed the 1st half court shot that should have been the end. Publicity shot or not i commend Pizza Hut for stepping up to award him the $10k. I hope that Jack uses that money and pays if forward some day.
ron February 21, 2014 at 02:17 PM
They did not let him take a second shot. The ball just took a bounce right back to him so he quick threw up a second shot. The bottom line was he lost and that should have been the end of it. There should have been no whining or complaining. Maybe Pizza Hut should give 10K to all the prior contestants whom lost but at least followd the rules and did not complain.

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