University of Utah fan Charlie Caine claimed the school stiffed him out of a $5,000 prize for making a half-court shot on Friday night but the school later reached out to the 17-year-old to resolve the matter.
Caine made the promotional half-court shot during the second half of Utah's home game against Eastern Washington on Friday. Making that half-court shot usually means a $5,000 prize. But Caine took to Twitter late Friday night to express that Utah wouldn't pay him the money because he's only 17 years old.
Caine contended that he deserved the money. He also questioned why Utah would even select him to shoot if he wasn't eligible for the $5,000 prize. Lynn Worthy of the Salt Lake Tribune even mentioned Charlie's shot (and the $5,000 prize) on Twitter while covering Friday's game.
Here's a video of the shot.
Former Utah walk-on guard Austin Eastman even joked that Charlie deserved the money because, "he's made more shots in Huntsman than I did!!!"