Danny Jimenez has eaten, drank, slept, dreamed, lived, died, celebrated and completely engrossed himself in Avalon Basketball for the past 10 years. He was a Pee Wee player, an Avalon Youth Basketball participant, a varsity basketball manager, a JV player and now a varsity standout. He attended a basketball camp at Stanford University and Saint Mary’s College. He represents what is best about our program: dedication, commitment, hard work, integrity, good sportsmanship, academic excellence and any other positive quality you would like to build a successful basketball program around. Danny Jimenez has it all.
We will miss him dearly, but I’m sure he will go out into the world and make it a better place. I’m also confident that he has built a legacy that will last for years to come and will serve as a model for future Avalon student/athletes to follow. Thank you Danny and thank you to your mom, Alma, for those delicious tamales that kept an undernourished coach alive during the season. Thank you Mario, Sr. for taking such good care of our second home, Hickey Rohlik Fieldhouse, and finally a shout out to Mario, Jr. and Meghan for being our biggest fans, especially on all those road trips. It has been a wonderful ride and thank you for making me part of the Jimenez family.
Story by By coach Steve Hall. Pictured Senior Danny Jimenez being honored at Senior Night, with Mother Alma, Father Mario Sr. , brother and sister Mario Jr. and Megan Merrett)