Devastated freshman denied $10K despite epic half court shot

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West Chester University freshman Jack Lavery was left devastated after he made a half court shot Saturday night during a half-time challenge. 

The reason?

Well, the 18-year-old was set the task of nailing four shots, which he managed in spectacular fashion, but he did the final one on the second attempt. 

Naturally, after executing all four shots he celebrated wildly, only to be told that he will miss out on $10,000. 

Lavery has been playing basketball since he was six, and he successfully made a lay-up, a shot from the behind the free throw line, and a shot behind the three-point line.

As the clock wound down, Lavery missed the half-court shot, but then returned to make the unbelievable throw at the end. 

The Universities Athletic Director Edward Matejkovic told Action News since Lavery missed, "he will not be getting the $10,000, as he did not make all four shots in a row."

Lavery himself explained, "I stopped and did that one handed shot and it happened to go in. I ran to the other side of the court just high fiving everyone and then I went and bear hugged my dad," said Lavery.

"I was kind of let down a little bit like, 'Wow you're trying to pull that on me right now.' I wasn't even aware of that," he said. Lavery would have spent the money on charity, school and a car.

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