One of the coolest moments in college sports is when a walk-on works hard, overcomes the odds and earns a scholarship.

That’s exactly what happened for an LSU Tiger on Friday. Henry Shortess, a junior guard, received a scholarship during a team meeting run by head coach Johnny Jones. Take a look:

It’s so fun to see Shortess’ teammates rally around him in celebration at the end of the video. It had to have been a special moment for the junior guard, who has appeared in five games for the Tigers this season.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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