Local students appear on Ellen show


POSTED: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:05pm

Another dream came true today for Mitchell Marcus, the manager of the Coronado boys basketball team. Marcus, Franklin High player Jonathon Montanez, and their mothers all appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show. Marcus says he used to watch the show every day. Marcus is a special needs student and got to suit up and play in the team's last game against Franklin High. With just seconds remaining, opposing player Montanez threw him the ball and Marcus sank a shot. It's a story of sportsmanship now being told across the country

"Mitchell's watched your show since he was a little boy and it's always been his favorite show and a dream of mine just to be in your audience is unbelievable. Thanks for having us," Michell's mother Amy told Ellen.

Marcus has also appeared on CBS news and this past weekend was flown to an L.A. Clippers game.

- Backstage Ellen interviews: http://www.ktsm.com/news/backstage-interview-ellen-show  

- ESPN: http://www.ktsm.com/news/espn-spotlights-story-el-paso-basketball-manager

- CBS News: http://www.ktsm.com/news/cbs-news-interviews-coronado-high-student

- NBA appearance: http://www.ktsm.com/news/franklins-montanez-coronados-marcus-get-nba-vip-treatment 

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