Friday January 22nd, 2016

LSU has one of the best college basketball players in the nation in Ben Simmons but coach Johnny Jones picked a less famous name to praise in a recent team meeting.

The coach brought walk-on Henry Shortess in front of the rest of the Tigers as an example of hard work and then sprung the good news on him.

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The video ends with Shortess calling home and letting his mother know that the tuition load got a lot lighter for his second semester at LSU.

[For The Win]

 – Brendan Maloy

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