Markus Burden may not be in line to become an NBA draft pick, but his basketball skills just earned him a free semester at college.
Burden, an incoming freshman at Ball State University in Indiania, isn't even on the university's basketball team. Still, the college just gave him an $11,000 scholarship ($11,084 to be exact) because of his ability to shoot the ball. That's because during the school's annual Welcome Week, Burden sank the infamous half-court shot:
For an even more dramatic video of the shot, complete with sound of the crowd going wild, watch the video below:
So how rare was the shot? In the entire history of the contest he's the only one to sink it and get the prize, reports WXIA-TV.
The Star-Press says Burden was randomly selected to take it.
"I called my mother right after when I won," Burden, 18, told "Good Morning America" on Monday. "When we were walking outside I was basically in tears telling her that her son just won us free tuition."
That mother, Malinda, had a very simple response when she posted the video to her Facebook page on Friday, Yahoo says: "God is good."