A handful of students could walk away from the Charlotte Hornets' preseason game later this month with a memory that lasts well beyond the final whistle.
But for that chance, they'll have to shoot their best shot first.
On Tuesday, the Hornets launched a half-court shot promotion that will take place during halftime of the organization's preseason contest against the Boston Celtics on Sept. 28. Three students, selected at random, will receive a chance to knock down a shot from way downtown with a year's worth of tuition ($10,000 in in-state fees) payments at stake.
“Throughout the process of planning our training camp and preseason game in Chapel Hill, we wanted to find some unique ways to engage with the students,” Hornets Chief Operating Officer Pete Guelli said. “The half-court contest for college tuition will be another exciting part of the experience. I hope the students start getting some shots up."