What are the chances of landing one half-court shot in your lifetime in front of thousands of spectators?
It has to be low, right?
Well, for one Kansas basketball staffer, fate has now struck twice. Brennan Bechard, Jayhawks director of basketball operations, hit the improbable shot for the second straight year Saturday at Kansas' annual Late Night in the Phog star-studded, fan-friendly preseason spectacle.
The $10,000 shot!!! #KULateNight #kubball pic.twitter.com/RvmFRuNKeQ— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 2, 2016
Two random Kansas students were chosen from the crowd for an opportunity to win $10,000 if the staff member of their choosing nailed the half-court heave. Sophomore Jordan Stiers made the right choice in picking Bechard, who made the same shot in the same situation last year, and Kansas coach Bill Self happily filled out the check.
AGAIN! For the second-straight #KULateNight Brennan Bechard drains a half-court shot! @CoachBillSelf's $10,000 check goes to Jordan Stiers pic.twitter.com/GAC5dyP5kn— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 2, 2016
Bechard's shot highlighted the always-entertaining event at Allen Fieldhouse. Late Night in the Phog 2016 also included a live performance from Tech N9ne, a "Dancin' with the Jayhawks" contest and, of course, a scrimmage to give Jayhawks fans a preview of what's to come on the hardwood this season.
Dancin' with the Jayhawks #KULateNight #kubball pic.twitter.com/QiHVkzCrKa— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 2, 2016
Tech N9ne rocked the house! #kubball #KULateNight pic.twitter.com/f71ZDLjj8A— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 2, 2016
Crimson-Blue game ends in a tie, 48-48. Frank Mason III w/ 12pts, 8ast for Blue. Carlton Bragg w/ 18pts for Crimson. #kubball #KULateNight pic.twitter.com/m2VXOG5CGL— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) October 2, 2016