Where was Twitter when we were in high school?
A harmless question has turned into a nice prom gift for a local teenager.
It started Wednesday with a female high schooler reaching out to former Michigan basketball star Nik Stauskas, now in his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings, about how many retweets it would take for him to take her to prom.
It morphed into Woodhaven senior Jamie Guerra, a member of the high school basketball team, to ask Stauskas and his girlfriend, Taylor Anderson, how many retweets it would take for Guerra to have Anderson as a date.
Stauskas, perhaps thinking it wouldn’t really happen, suggested 10,000.
Anderson agreed, adding “good luck.”
Guerra didn’t need much luck.
Stauskas was willing to give Guerra until midnight Friday/Saturday. But after a a few hours, with the help of other NBA and NFL players, including Detroit Pistons rookie Spencer Dinwiddie, 10,000 was reached.
Stauskas sent a congratulatory tweet Guerra, which included the 6-foot-5 Canadian inviting himself to the prom, too. (Seems fair, right?) Later came a request from Anderson for a formal “promposal.”
The story caught fire so quickly, it was mentioned on Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” and now here.
Congrats to Guerra, easily the most popular kid in Woodhaven today.