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Utah Basketball’s Scholarship Video Makes It On ‘Today Show’

(Photo courtesy of Steve Wilson, Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Utes men’s basketball released a video of head coach Larry Krystkowiak awarded a scholarship to guard Brooks King has gone viral.

During a practice on Wednesday, Krystkowiak gathered the team and handed a piece of paper to King, who silently read “Brooks King is now on scholarship.”

The video was posted on the Utah basketball Twitter page and was played on the “Today Show.”

The full video shows the celebration between King and his teammates. When the celebration was over, Krystkowiak asked him how long he has been at the University of Utah.

“Three years,” King replied. Krystkowiak hugged the former walk-on and told him that he earned his scholarship.

King is a redshirt sophomore from Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. Last season, King played in seven games as a redshirt freshman. He scored one point against Arizona State and pulled down two rebounds.

This season, King has appeared in four games, totaling six points, one rebound, two assists. He has made two of his eight attempts from the three point line in 15 minutes on the floor.

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