It's safe to say the odds were stacked against Gustavo Angel Tamayo, the Bryan College senior who was selected to participate in a basketball shooting contest with the chance of winning $10,000.
This wasn't your average basketball shooting contest, where the participant has to make a half-court shot to win the money. No, Tamayo had to make four shots (a layup, a free throw, a three-pointer and a half-courter). And get this -- Tamayo, a soccer player who grew up in England and had "never played competitive basketball," was attempting to contest with a broken finger on his left hand.
But somehow Tamayo pulled off the feat, sinking all four shots in just under 30 seconds to take home $10,000. Here's the video of Tamayo's amazing performance:
"I'm not sure there's a tougher contest," Don Rekoske, the basketball coach at Bryan College, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "He had to go four for four, and you have to be hurried to make it within 30 seconds. It's a very tough contest to win, but when you win you get paid for it. He won $10,000; some will probably go toward his school bill and some in his pocket."
Bryan told the Free Press that his secret was concentration.
"It's just an amazing feeling," Tamayo said. "It was awesome to share it with all my friends."