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azzagfan
05-22-2017, 11:54 AM
That's not the style, that's actually the name of a member of the Utah all-state basketball team this year.
http://usatodayhss.com/?p=101183727

How did we not recruit this guy :)?

zagbeliever
05-22-2017, 12:09 PM
That's not the style, that's actually the name of a member of the Utah all-state basketball team this year.
http://usatodayhss.com/?p=101183727

How did we not recruit this guy :)?


That made me laugh. :roll: Good thing the kid turned out to be a BB player.

Zags_Fanatic
05-22-2017, 12:19 PM
Surprised that nobody seems to be recruiting him. Good size and great numbers on a quality team. Wouldn't be surprised to see him become a coveted Juco transfer in a couple of years. Could be a great candidate for a preferred walk-on like Jack Beach if they could work it out.

zagmantis2001
05-22-2017, 12:20 PM
That made me laugh. :roll: Good thing the kid turned out to be a BB player.

There was an article in the Spokesman Review about this kid as his parents:

In 1996, Rylan and Kelly went to watch the USA basketball team play in an exhibition game in Phoenix.

While walking down a street in downtown Phoenix, Rylan, who was in his Utah Jazz hat, and Kelly were startled by van that had driven up next to them. The driver beckoned them, asking Rylan where he got his hat.

Then the couple was surprised again.

“The van pulls over and Jerry (Sloan), Karl Malone and John pop out,” Rylan said.

At the time, Sloan, who was the head coach of the Jazz, was serving as an assistant coach to the USA team. Two of his Jazz players, Malone and Stockton, were on the roster.

They stepped out of the vehicle and approached Rylan and Kelly on the street, eventually signing autographs for them before drawing a small crowd.

“It was sort of surreal,” Kelly said. “They didn’t have to do that, they didn’t have to stop … It was sort of after that experience that it was like, OK, I get why he (Rylan) respects these guys so much.”

After that day, Kelly was hooked on the name. In 1998, when their first son was born, Rylan and Kelly named their child Stockton Malone Shorts – a name that would embody the two hardworking, “no-nonsense” men they had met just a couple years earlier.

azzagfan
05-22-2017, 12:21 PM
His full name is Stockton Malone Shorts...you've got to love parents who were passionate about those Jazz teams.
https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/02/28/stockton-malone-shorts-utah-high-school-basketball-player