Iowa's Jordan Bohannon had a chance to break Iowa's all-time record for consecutive free throws made in the Hawkeyes' Sunday night game against Northwestern.
Bohannon had made 34 straight free throws, tying the record held by the late Chris Street.
Street was an Iowa legend, but he was killed in a car accident in 1993, three days after he had hit his 34th consecutive free throw.
Bohannon has grown close with the Street family, and he didn't want to erase Chris' name from the record book.
“It’s been in my mind for a while," Bohannon said, per Chris Leistikow of Hawk Central. "I knew I wanted to leave it short a little bit. I didn’t want to make it too obvious."
The gesture was not lost on Mike and Patty Street, the parents of the late basketball star. "What a good kid. He’s so kind," she said. "That was so special that he thought of Christopher and that record.”
Iowa won the game 77-70, and Bohannon has helped rekindle the memory of a fallen star.