BOSTON, Mass. – FGCU men’s basketball assistant coach Kevin Norris has been selected to participate in the 3rd Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament, presented by CollegeInsider.com in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.
The event is designed to create awareness for heart disease and pay tribute to former Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser who passed away on July 26, 2007 of a heart attack. There is a 64-coach bracket for both head coaches and assistants. Participating coaches will compete in a free throw shooting contest of 25 shots.
Norris will face off against Florida State’s Stan Jones in the first round with the winner taking on either Michael Huger or Eric Konkol of Miami. “The idea was to create awareness for heart disease through competition,” said CollegeInsider.com Co-Founder and creator of Shots from the Heart, 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.”
Coaches will not have to actually compete against each other on the same court. Each coach has to shoot 25 free throws at his convenience. A member of the athletic department will tally the results and the coach with the most points will advance. Shots 1-10 are worth 1 point, 11-15 are good for 2 points, 16-20 are worth three points, 21-24 are 4 points, while the 25th and final shot is worth 5 five points.
The first round must be completed in January with the second round and round of 16 being held in February. The round of 8 and semifinals will be in March while the final will be held in April. The champions will be recognized at the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Atlanta, the site of the 2013 NCAA Final Four.
Skip Prosser spent 21 years as collegiate head coach at Loyola (MD), Xavier and Wake Forest. He made 18 postseason appearances and is the only coach in NCAA history to take three separate schools to the NCAA Tournament in his first year coaching the teams. In 2008 CollegeInsider.com created the Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, which is given annually to the coach who not only achieves success on the basketball court but who also displays moral integrity off the court as well.
A former starting point guard at Miami from 1994-98, Norris joined the FGCU program in April of 2011 when head coach Andy Enfield was hired. Enfield and his staff helped guide the Eagles to the A-Sun Championship game in their first season in 2011-12 and have the Green and Blue off to a 12-7 record and a tie for first place in the league standings at 4-2. FGCU has received votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll the last seven weeks.
For more information about the tournaments and the Skip Prosser Foundation, visit www.CollegeInsider.com/shots.