San Diego State Aztecs honor Tony Gwynn at basketball game

Thursday February 12th, 2015

Tony Gwynn, the basketball star, was remembered Wednesday night. That's right, basketball. 

Gwynn, who passed away in June after a battle with cancer, was a beloved figure during his Hall-of-Fame baseball career with the San Diego Padres. Gwynn was also a good basketball player in his college days, when he played both sports at San Diego State. 

The Aztecs' all-time leader in assists was honored with a banner in the stands during the game Wednesday night, and players wore warmup shirts with Gwynn's name and famous No. 24 on the back in the pregame. 

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Gwynn was a two-time Western Athletic Conference all-conference second-team honoree in his basketball days, and is the only player in league history to make all-conference teams in two sports. The Aztecs will honor Gwynn again Friday when his baseball jersey is retired.  

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