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Pepperdine Basketball Surprises Walk-on with Scholarship, Teammates Mob Him

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2015

via Pepperdine Athletics

After putting in the work for the past year-and-a-half, Pepperdine Waves senior Jake Johnson recently got the best gift any walk-on could receive.

A scholarship.

With his players circled up around him at practice, Pepperdine coach Marty Wilson singled out Johnson during a speech and talked about his (and the coaching staff's) respect for the walk-on. Ultimately, he announced that the Waves big man would be getting a scholarship.

Johnson's teammates immediately mobbed him. They were thrilled to see their teammate get rewarded for his hard work.

No matter how many times you see them, videos like this never get old. 

[Pepperdine Athletics]

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