Gonzaga Basketball Manager Mac Graff Walks on Senior Night
It was an emotional Senior Night for the Gonzaga University men's basketball team this weekend at McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Zags honored their senior players and managers as is their tradition, but this night had a couple of memorable twists. GU product Rui Hachimura made a surprise entrance for the introductions and lit up the arena with his signature smile, but the local and national media were celebrating and equally uplifting moment.
Gonzaga team manager MacDaniel "Mac" Graff walked onto the court with the assistance of a walker and accompanied by a family member during pregame ceremonies. Gonzaga coach Mark Few said it was the first time he'd seen Graff walk. Graff's effort drew a standing ovation from the sellout crowd at The Kennel.
View Mac Graff's Senior Night WalkVideo courtesy of Gonzaga Athletics
Read Stories about GU's Senior Night
- John Blanchette: Mac Graff’s Senior Night moment upstages Rui Hachimura’s return to Gonzaga (Spokesman.com)
- Gonzaga senior Mac Graff walks for the first time since injury on senior night, Mark Few's teary-eyed reaction (KXLY.com)
- On Mac Graff, Rui Hachimura, a WCC title and a special night at Gonzaga (The Athletic)
- Gonzaga team manager walks on Senior Night ... (KREM.com)
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- MacDaniel Graff's Story of Teamwork (HopeUnseen Blog)