How do you award a walk-on a scholarship?
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein decided to scare Zionsville’s Andrew Dakich with one.
Beilein arranged for campus police to visit a team meeting and read a statement that required the senior guard to accompany them to the “compliance office.”
Dakich appears worried and leans forward in his seat as the statement is read.
Then comes the kicker:
“Upon there, you will sign the papers and be awarded a full men’s basketball scholarship for the 2017 winter term,” the officer said.
Oh, was Dakich relieved.
“We had an extra scholarship going into the year and we held on to it for the first semester in case a younger version of Terry Mills showed up and wanted to transfer in December and that did not happen,” Beilein said on his radio show. “We gave him a winter scholarship worth about $30,000 and it was a lot of fun in the way we did it.”
Things that were racing through my mind when I see two officers interrupt Coach B during a team meeting.. My goodness. Beyond grateful pic.twitter.com/hQrxtQ2F5s— Andrew Dakich (@daycheck3) January 10, 2017
The Detroit Free Press contributed to this story.