High School Inspired by Lin’s Success
The marquee outside the school is broken, so no “Linsanity” tribute can be displayed there. There are no newspaper clippings in the boys basketball trophy case in the Palo Alto High School gym hallway, nor is there a retired No. 4 jersey hanging on the gymnasium wall.
In fact, it appears the only connection is a banner over the scoreboard that reads “State Division II Basketball Champions 2006.”
But by the way Jeremy Lin has given his old high school worldwide recognition, the New York Knicks guard’s presence is felt very strongly here.
“He was a great player in high school, but I don’t think anyone could have imagined this,” Palo Alto senior guard Alec Wong said. “Everyone takes pride in it and is proud that he is from here. … Even a lot of non-athletes.”