The photo above is of Seth Shinn. He's 9 years old and goes to school at Saint. Mary Academy.
The ring he's displaying belongs to Chane Behanan. When the players were called to the podium during tonight's Cardinal Caravan stop at Captain's Quarters, Behanan looked around, called Shinn over and said, "Hey, hold this for me for a little while."
So Shinn stood there listening to the players, wearing Behanan's High School All-American ring.
Who knows, maybe that experience will lead to him being a high school All-American himself one day.
Either way, Behanan made himself a new fan connection.
When he was talking on the stage, Behanan gave a colorful recap of the big shot that gave U of L the lead in its Elite Eight win over Florida last season. WKRD radio host Drew Deener asked him about the shot, and Behanan took the microphone himself and started in:
"About a minute left on the clock. I got the ball. Russdiculos passed it to me -- on the baseline. This is a true story. I swear on my dead grandmother. In my mind, Kobe Bryant is my favorite player to ever play the NBA game. So in my mind, when I got the ball, I was wondering, like, what would Kobe do in this situation? So when Gorgui tried to come over and take the ball from me, I just gave him a little wave like, Gorgui, it's about to go down. So just watch out. So I waved Gorgui off, three dribbles to the middle, head fake, he jumped, as he was coming down I jumped, made the bucket, make us go up by one. Russdiculous took it from there. Wayne came in, hit the final free throw, and we went on to the Final Four."