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KU coach Bill Self could write a $10,000 check to a fan at ‘Late Night in the Phog’

Kansas head coach Bill Self may be using his hands to write a really big check for a Jayhawks fan.
Kansas head coach Bill Self may be using his hands to write a really big check for a Jayhawks fan. skeyser@kcstar.com

Here’s one way to ensure a full house at Kansas’ Late Night in the Phog: If you show up to Allen Fieldhouse, there’s a slim chance Bill Self might write you a $10,000 check.

In a special promotion announced on Thursday, Kansas will randomly select two fans at “Late Night in the Phog” on Oct. 9 — one male, one female — to shoot a half-court shot. If the shot goes down, Self “will write a $10,000 check made out to them on the spot,” KU’s official release said.

“I hope they both win,” Self said. “This event is for our fans who come from all over to get a first look at our team and this is a way to give a couple of them a chance to walk away with some cash.”

The fine print gets even more interesting: If a fan is selected to shoot, he or she can also pick anyone “in the facility” to shoot the shot for them — other than a current KU player or KU recruit. Only high school graduates or older will be eligible for this opportunity, KU said.

We need to double-check this, but based on the official release, it appears a fan could hypothetically choose former KU guard Aaron Miles, who is new to the KU staff, to shoot the shot. Or another former KU player who might just happen to be in the building. Better yet, is Steph Curry available for a night?

This could be interesting.

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