Just an all time name coming out of Utah
Meet Stockton Malone Shorts. He plays basketball in Utah. He wears number 12. His parents win for best name ever
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) February 28, 2017
This kid not only has an awesome name but he can also play. The 6’4″ Stockton is averaging 24 and over 6. Stockton this has got to be the most throwback name ever.
Label him a child of the Dream Team, because an exhibition contest during the U.S. Olympic basketball team’s preparation for the 1996 Games became his christening moment — more than two years before his birth to Rylan and Kelly Shorts.
Stockton’s parents attended that game vs. China in Phoenix, where they lived, wearing USA jerseys. They were walking down the street when a van stopped and the driver beckoned them. As they approached the vehicle, out stepped John Stockton, Karl Malone and Jerry Sloan, who chatted with them and signed autographs.
That explains how their first-born son would have immortalized names. The episode “kind of left us speechless,” said Kelly Shorts, who understood her future husband’s loyalty to the Jazz. “That kind of sold me.” […]
Stockton Shorts wants to go as far as he can in basketball. His parents hope he lives up to his name in a broader sense of being humble and hard-working and not making excuses, on or off the court. That’s what they’ve tried to teach him about being named Stockton Malone. As Kelly Shorts said, “It wasn’t just that we’re crazy, fanatical fans.”