San Diego State honored two-sport star Tony Gwynn, who passed away in June.
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.
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.