Utah Valley freshman wins $5,000 with half-court shot

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OREM, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – Braden Ellis made the money shot.

Utah Valley University basketball coach Mark Pope got former UVU star Travis Hansen to put up $5,000 for any freshman to make a half-court shot at UVU’s freshman convocation ceremony Monday night.

Well, incoming freshman Braden Ellis from Alaska, who just returned from an LDS mission to New Mexico, made the shot at the UCCU Events Center in front of thousands of students and the basketball team, and the crowd went absolutely wild.

Click on the video to see the shot.

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