LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old University of Kansas student who won $10,000 in a half-court shot game has plans for the money: she’ll give it to her grandmother who rescued her from foster care when she was 10.
Jordan Stiers, a sophomore from Independence, Missouri, won the money Saturday when Brennan Bechard, director of Kansas basketball operations, made the half-court shot during Late Night in the Phog in Lawrence.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Stiers is the first one in her family to graduate high school and also to attend college. She says her grandmother took her in and also volunteered to raise four of Stiers’ siblings in her Independence home.
Stiers said the money will help her grandmother pay bills.
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