Contact Us

Turnover in El Paso Basketball Exemplifies Sportsmanship [VIDEO]

The last game of the season for high school basketball players can be emotional, especially for those seniors who will play competitively for the last time.

El Paso Coronado manager Mitchell Marcus loves basketball and for the last game of the season his coach made the decision to put him in.

The catch was this for Coach Pete Morales: Marcus goes into the game in the last minute no matter what the score of the game is.

Gutsy move, coach.

Marcus has a developmental disorder, but loves the game of basketball. This was the opportunity of a lifetime for the Coronado senior.

At stake in the game with El Paso Franklin was a perfect district record for Coronado in the season finale.

With over a minute left in the game, Marcus is put in the game as Coronado had a 10 point lead.

A few missed shots and a turnover by Marcus all but sealed his chances for points in the game until a Franklin player called Marcus over on the inbound pass with seconds left in the game.

Jonathan Montanez gave the ball to Marcus on the inbounds pass and Marcus earned his glory with a 4-foot shot right before time expired.

The crowd rushed the court and mobbed Marcus and celebrated the made basket and act of sportsmanship rarely seen today in sports.

More From The Fan

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1340thefan.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on SportsRadio 1340 The Fan quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!