Video: Luther student in gecko costume improbably wins half-court shot contest

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Nathan Ford, The Gazette

You've probably seen videos of college students making half-court shots for free tuition, cars, pizza, or what have you, punctuated by a riotous on-court celebration.

But this Luther College student pulled off a feat that may separate him from the rest.

Sporting a gecko costume, Luther baseball player Cody Reimer completed the layup, free throw, 3-pointer, half-court shot superfecta to win free textbooks during the Luther-Buena Vista doubleheader on Wednesday.

And good news! Reimer says while being mugged by other animal-suits that he hasn't bought his second-semester textbooks yet.

An important point from the other side of this: The clever strategy from the bookstore that sponsored the contest to pull the kid from the bleachers limited by his wardrobe backfired.

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