TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Alabama’s Nick Saban will enter the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, but another member of the new class has Barrett Jones excited about attending the induction ceremony May 18, 2013.
His grandfather, former North Alabama basketball coach and athletics director Bill Jones, will enter the Hall of Fame that night, too.
“It’s very special for my family and my dad, especially my grandmother (Joan), who is still alive,” said Jones, who grew up in Germantown, Tenn. “It’s pretty cool that he was able to accomplish that. … A lot of people around Florence are pretty excited about it. I’m excited about getting to go. He’s also in the same class as Coach Saban, which I think is kind of cool.”
So where will Barrett Jones sit — at Saban’s table or the one reserve for supporters of Bill Jones, who died in 2008?
“I’ll sit at the family table,” Barrett Jones said firmly.