What's the best way to reveal good news? Conceal it with devastating news, of course.
When Andrew Dakich, a basketball player at the University of Michigan, was about to be surprised with a full athletic scholarship, his coach and two campus police officers took him on an emotional rollercoaster ride first.
In a video released by the Michigan basketball team, two uniformed campus officers could be seen interrupting a team meeting, and calling out the basketball player's name.
"Andrew Dakich? Is he here?" One of them announced at the front of the room. "It has come to our attention that your conduct on campus is related to a couple of ongoing investigations."
The team ominously falls silent, and Dakich was motionless.
As the officer continues to read from the papers, a frightened Dakich is led out until the big reveal that he'll "be awarded a full men's basketball scholarship for the 2017 winter term at the University of Michigan."
Immediately, the group burst out in cheers and applause.
"They got me for sure," Dakich later said in a press conference. "It was an experience I'll never forget."
Things that were racing through my mind when I see two officers interrupt Coach B during a team meeting.. My goodness. Beyond grateful pic.twitter.com/hQrxtQ2F5s— Andrew Dakich (@daycheck3) January 10, 2017
The 22-year-old from Indiana is currently a senior at University of Michigan, and is due to graduate from the School of Kinesiology in the spring.
His coach, John Beilein later tweeted: "This young man is deserving and worked hard for four years. We are honored to award him a scholarship."