Tuesday night marked the last home game of the 2010-2011 basketball season for the Gonzaga Purple Eagles. In most sports, the last home game for colleges and high schools also includes the recognition of the teams' seniors. This was also the case with the Purple Eagles, but with a twist. While Gonzaga head coach Steve Turner recognized seniors Oliver Ellison, Ben Dickinson, Cahli Thomas and Malek Williams, he also honored aspiring high school hoopster and four-year manager John Jones.
Instead of sitting on the bench in khakis and a polo, recording stats and handing out water, Jones suited up, started and played several minutes throughout the game for Gonzaga's varsity basketball team. The fans chanted "We want J!" when he wasn't in the game and his teammates screamed for him to shoot when he was. Gonzaga beat Good Counsel 74-50 and while Jones went 0-2 with 0 points, it was certainly a night for him to remember.