Plenty of half-court hopefuls have felt the pressure as they prepared to attempt a 47-foot basketball shot to win some free swag.

Imagine how it feels when you’ve got $11,000 on the line.

For freshman Lem Turner, it felt pretty good—when his throw touched nothing but the net as it sailed through, earning him a full semester’s worth of out-of-state tuition.

He’s the first Ball State University student in three years to score the free tuition.

WAOW News-TV reports that Turner did play some basketball at his Illinois high school, but is now on the college volleyball team.Lebron James by Keith Allison, CC licensed photo

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The half-court shot has become an annual tradition for welcome week festivities at the aptly-named Indiana school.

(WATCH his priceless reaction in these two videos) – Photo: Ball State University video

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