Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Duke Basketball Player Royally Pranks Wash. U. Student

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 8:59 AM

click to enlarge jonscheyer.jpg
Hours after winning the NCCA championship, Duke guard Jon Scheyer sent out a tweet with a phone number, telling his 6,900 Twitter followers to give him a shout out.

Only, here's the joke: The phone number wasn't Scheyer's. It's the digits to Zach Kelly, Scheyer's former high-school teammate from Chicago, who now plays in St. Louis for the Washington University Bears (winners of the NCAA Div. III tourney in 2008 and 2009).

After making his initial tweet at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Scheyer sent out another message at 12:25 a.m. informing his followers to please stop dialing the phone number. As the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday, Kelly had received more than 2,000 texts and several hundred phone calls -- many from Duke haters -- courtesy of his friend's tweet.

Another tweet, above, followed a minute later giving a more proper "shout out" to his friend Kelly.

Hat tip: Deadspin

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation