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A Trumbull man who made an amazing half-court shot last month now has the keys to a brand new car after a lot of attention and questions of whether his foot went a little over the line, against the rules of the contest.
During the ceremony. the announcer referenced the viral video Tesauro Productions shot of John Queenan, of Trumbull, making the basket during the Tri-State Chevy half-court challenge at the Fairfield University vs. Loyola basketball game on Jan. 21.
In the days after Queenan made the basket, a source close to Tri-State Chevy dealerships told NBC Connecticut that Queenan would get a new Chevy Cruz from Tri-State Chevy.
On Friday, he received those keys.
"You may have seen Mr. Queenan and that shot on YouTube video or on TV, but while the insurance company is verifying whether or Mr. Queenan's foot was behind the half-court line, Karl Chevrolet Tri-State Chevy Dealer stepped up, regardless of the verification, and honored the shot," the announcer said.
Queenan, who played high school basketball in Long Island and coaches in elementary school, said last month that the dealership has been great.