Saturday, November 29, 2008

73-Year-Old Shoots, Scores!

The college basketball season is heating up, and it's not just the young hoopsters who are hitting the floor.

After being away from the court for more 50 years, Ken Mink decided he wanted to play again. The 73-year-old Tennessean wrote letters to local colleges to find one that would give him a shot, so to speak. One Roane State Community College was cool enough to let him lace 'em up.

The weeks of practice and sheer desire worked out well for Mink, who also became a full-time student at Roane. In his first official game he scored two points on two free throws in a 93-42 victory. "I just floated the shots in there," Mink said. "I'm in the books now."

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