When baseball season came along Tony said very humbly, “Hey come check me out.”
He said it in a very friendly manner.
He told me, “You know what man, you got a chance to be real special here.”
When baseball season came around I read about him in The Daily Aztec, so that’s when I learned he had some talent in baseball as well.
When a freshman starts, usually seniors don’t like it. Tony kept others off of my back long enough so that I could prove to the other seniors that I was worthy.
Tony was an excellent ball-handler, low and compact.
We had it set up to where he would get the ball and give me a nice alley-oop.
Either he is laughing or he is making you laugh.
Our relationship on the court was like a pitcher’s and a catcher’s relationship in baseball.
We were on the same page on the court. A quarterback and wide receiver relationship.
He was like a walking scouting report.
He amazed me with his knowledge retention, how he analyzed film and knew the opponents tendencies. He had a great feel for the game.
He was an Aztec for life just like me. He was proud of SDSU.