Owasso fans already filling arena for tonight's game in hopes of seeing team manager play
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Fans are already arriving to see if Nathan Mitcham will play basketball tonight.
Mitcham is a manager for the Owasso Rams boys basketball team and an "intellectually disabled" student, his mother says, who will dress out and probably play tonight as Owasso hosts Sand Springs.
The idea to allow Mitcham play came when teammate Jaylen Lowe started a Twitter campaign in support of Nathan.
According to photos posted to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, fans are already entering the arena. Tip off is 7:30 p.m.
One person using the Twitter handle @BobbyReed25 posted this an hour ago: "the student body is out in force, 4 hours before tip!" The photo attached to that tweet showed many fans already sitting in the Owasso gym.
Tulsa World columnist John E. Hoover is covering the game tonight. We'll also have video and photos from the game.