Mike White profiles Chartiers Valley graduate T.J. McConnell, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers.
"PHILADELPHIA — T.J. McConnell had just finished a recent game with the Philadelphia 76ers when he and his father, a few family members and some friends decided to visit an establishment within walking distance of Wells Fargo Center. T.J. was first to the door when a worker announced there was a $10 cover charge, but free admittance with a 76ers ticket stub.
"He played," said Tim McConnell, pointing at his son.
The worker still wanted $10.
"No, you don't understand. He played in the game," Tim McConnell tried to reason."