Allan Guei is an 18 year old basketball player who has been getting some serious attention thanks to his incredible heart this week. Guei was given the opportunity to compete in a free throw competition which would determine the winner of a large college scholarship and he won thanks to his shooting ability; the real surprise however was what he has decided to do with the scholarship.
Under current rules Guei was allowed to keep the 40,000 dollar scholarship as well as any other scholarships he had earned but he decided that he was not going to do that. Guei announced shortly after winning the massive scholarship that he would be giving it in part to other competitors in the competition. Guei said in an interview that because he had already received a full ride scholarship from his school of choice there was no need for him to waste the scholarship, that is why he announced at his school’s graduation ceremony that he would be giving the money to his teammates that had competed.
Each of the 7 other competitors will be receiving an equal cut from the 40,000 dollars to pay for schooling at a college of their choice. Guei really shocked his school with the announcement that he would be giving back and his unbelievable kindness has not gone unnoticed as it is now gaining worldwide attention; few people are as compassionate as he is so it is nice to see a young man give back like this.