Senior from Pikesville cashes in

February 14, 1993|By Don Markus

COLLEGE PARK -- Brad Quint makes a habit of coming to Maryland basketball games a couple of hours early in hopes of being selected for the halftime shooting contest.

Yesterday, the senior from Pikesville was picked for the contest,where contestants have 30 seconds to hit a layup, free throw, three-pointer and half-court shot in order to win.

"I was daydreaming that I made the [half-court shot] and was rolling around the floor," said Quint.

After making the layup and free throw on his first tries, and the three-point shot on his second, Quint missed his first three attempts from half-court. He then hit his fourth, with about four seconds left.

The half-court shot presented a pleasant problem for Quint: whether to take a new Toyota Tercel, worth about $15,000, or $11,000 in cash. Though he had not made his decision, Quint was leaning toward taking the money.

Then again, the car did seem enticing to someone who delivers pizza in his spare time.

"I have a 1990 Plymouth Horizon with 96,000 miles on it," said Quint, the second student to hit the half-court shot at Maryland

this season.

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