Jordan Mathews Teletubbies Gonzaga

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The internet is reveling in this March Madness hero’s ‘Teletubbies’ appearance as a 3-year-old

A cute kid with a pretty jump shot.

 

Josh Katzowitz

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Published Mar 25, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 7:37 pm CDT

Jordan Mathews is a senior guard for the Gonzaga Wildcats, the No. 2-ranked college basketball team that will face Xavier in Saturday’s Elite Eight in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. He averages 10.7 points per game, and he’s one of the best 3-point shooters on the team.

As you can see below when he hit the go-ahead shot with less than a minute to play on Thursday to beat West Virginia and extend Gonzaga’s season.

But more importantly than that is what the internet found on Friday. When Mathews was 3 years old, he appeared on the Teletubbies playing, what else?, basketball. Mathews is a helluva player now, but man, he was a cute kid (with decent ball-handling skills) back then.

That’s Jordan’s dad, Phil, by the way. He used to coach at the University of San Francisco, which is where this segment was shot, and in January, Gonzaga played in that same gym Mathews starred in nearly two decades ago.

“It’s going to be weird going back,” Mathews told the Spokesman-Review. “It’s on YouTube. Look up Teletubbies basketball and it’s there. My mom watches it all the time.”

Hard to blame her for that.

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*First Published: Mar 25, 2017, 3:33 pm CDT