College student who ‘never played basketball’ sinks 4 shots to win $10k in tuition

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Tennessee college student Gustavo Angel Tamayo needs to go buy himself a lottery ticket before his luck runs out!

The Bryan College senior made a lay-up, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot to win $10,000 in tuition money on Monday night.

Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a soccer player who has never played competitive basketball, made all four shots on his first attempt and beat the 30-second timer to take home the prize.

“I’m not sure there’s a tougher contest,” Don Rekoske, basketball coach at Bryan College, told the Times Free Press. “He had to go four for four, and you have to be hurried to make it within 30 seconds. It’s a very tough contest to win, but when you win you get paid for it. He won $10,000; some will probably go toward his school bill and some in his pocket.”

“I’ve never played basketball in my life,” Tamayo, who plays center midfielder the college’s soccer team, told NBC News Tuesday.

He also added, “I had a broken finger on my left hand.”




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