White, Jones Participating in the 2nd Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament

Nov. 10, 2011

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BOSTON - Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White and assistant coach Derrick Jones will be participating in the 2nd Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament, in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.

The event features two 64-coach fields, one for head coaches and one for assistant coaches, which will see the participants compete in a free-throw shooting contest to help raise awareness for the growing problem of heart disease.

White will be competing against Tulane head coach Ed Conroy and Jones will face-off against Nick Robinson of LSU in the first round.

Other head coaches that will be in the tournament include Matt Doherty (SMU), Travis Ford (Oklahoma State), Anthony Grant (Alabama), Seth Greenburg (Virginia Tech), defending champion Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State), Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss), last year's runner-up Sean Miller (Arizona), Josh Pastner (Memphis), Buzz Peterson (UNC-Wilmington), Bill Self (Kansas), Brad Stevens (Butler) and Bruce Weber (Illinois).

Coaches will not be competing against each other on the same court as each coach will shoot 25 free throws at his convenience. A member of the athletic department will tally the results and the coach with the most makes would advance. Shots 1-10 are worth 1 point, 11-15 are worth 2 points, 16-20 are worth 3 points, 21-24 are worth 4 points and shot 25 is worth 5 points.

"The idea was to create awareness for heart disease through competition," says CollegeInsider.com co-founder Angela Lento. "We wanted to create something that coaches could have fun with. The fun but competitive nature of this event is something that I am sure coach Prosser would have enjoyed."

Each round of competition will take place over the course of one month to provide flexibility for participating coaches.



The free throw champions will be recognized at the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in New Orleans, site of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

The American Heart Association is also part of the event and is one of the beneficiaries of the Skip Prosser Foundation, which was established in 2011.

A link is provided at the top of the page to those wanting to make a donation to the Skip Prosser Foundation.

Tournament Schedule

First Round: November

Second Round: December

Round of 16: January

Round of 8: January

National Semi-Finals: February

Free Throw Final: February


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