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Watch the moment a student wins $10K in a basketball trickshot competition

He wants to become a professional sportsman. But not in the field you might expect.


Rob Price

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 30, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 7:34 am CDT

A Tennessee college student has bagged himself a cool $10,000 by landing four basketball trick shots in 30 seconds—despite claiming to have “never played basketball.”

In under half a minute, 23-year-old Gustavo Angel Tamayo made a lay-up, a free-throw, a three-pointer, and a half-court shot, earning himself a $10,000 prize—and sending the crowd absolutely wild in the process.

“I’ve never played basketball in my life,” Tamayo told NBC News. What’s even more impressive: The amateur athlete managed the shots with a broken finger.

So what’s next for the budding court-side star? The Independent reports Tamayo hopes to play sports professionally … soccer, that is.

Screengrab via Taylor Hasty/ YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 30, 2014, 12:01 pm CDT