In America, baby boys are probably named Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Matthew, or Ethan but the basketball-loving Shorts family in Utah completely chose a different but awesome path.
STOCKTON MALONE SHORTS
This is Stockton Malone Shorts. He’s the best player in the highest level of Utah high school ball this year. Yes, that’s really his name. pic.twitter.com/RXRqcKGchO
— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) February 28, 2017
Stockton Shorts doesn’t just have an excellent basketball name, the kid can straight up ball. The senior shooting guard is averaging 24.2 points per game and over six rebounds. On Monday night, he led Copper Hills High School to a 62-41 win that propelled them into the playoffs.
It’s important to appreciate his accomplishments because Shorts is one heck of a player in his own right — but you’ve got to love that name. It’s peak Utah basketball. The only way Stockton Malone Shorts could be more a part of the state’s basketball legacy would be to throw “Jimmer” in there somewhere.