Pat Knight, who replaced his dad at Texas Tech, used a 12-year-old boy to help make a point to his basketball team.
Texas Tech was struggling to make layups against Stephen F. Austin to other night. So during a timeout, Knight looked in the crowd and welcomed a 12-year-old fan to join his team's huddle.
Knight asked the boy whether he could make layups. The boy said he could.The tactic seemed to work. Tech would start hitting their layups and pulled out a 69-55 win over SFA.
"I was just tired of having 18- or 21-year-olds miss layups that a 12-year-old could hit, so I brought a 12-year-old in to let them know that he could hit layups," Knight said. "He's 12 and he can hit layups, so why can't you when you're 18 to 21?"
No word on if Kentucky's Billy Gillispie has offered the young man a scholarship.