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(Neb)-Ex-Eagle Hits $100,000 Shot At LA Lakers Game

By: John Axtell Posted at: 01/06/2020 11:43 PM
Photos courtesy Orange County Register
Story by Con Marshall

LOS ANGELES, Calif -    Former Chadron State College basketball player Evan Brooks hit the jackpot during the weekend.

      Between the third and fourth quarters at the Los Angeles Lakers’ game with the Detroit Pistons, Brooks swished a shot from half court in the Staples Center to win $100,000.

        A United Press International story on it said Brooks took a few dribbles before jogging up to half court and launching the shot.  “The 50-foot heave soared through the air before falling through the net. “Brooks screamed and jumped on the court as the crowd roared, celebrating the shot.”

     The 27-year old,  6-foot-3 Brooks is a native of Ontario, Calif, and played guard for the Eagles in 2013-14 and 2014-15. 

       He averaged 8.9 points and made 41 of 102 3-point shots for 40.2% the first year, 11.8 points and 54 of 123 from behind the arc for 43.9% his senior year.

       The latter percentage is the fifth-best among Chadron State men since the 3-pointer became a part of the college game in the mid-1980s. 

      The Lakers’ promotion that Evans cashed in on is called the Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot and is sponsored by the Mandalay Bay and Resort in Las Vegas.


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