Sean Peebles, the public address announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers, can take some time off when the NBA team is on the road. He can relax and wait for the team to return home.  However, that's not what happened during the Cavs’ latest road trip.   Peebles instead paid a visit to a school in Millcreek Township to do what he does best. He made a surprise visit to the 8th grade basketball game between Walnut Creek and Westlake middle schools. The teams and the fans were amazed that he served as the announcer for the game.

"It's fun,” says Sean.  “It's fun for the kids.  It's fun for me.  And it's basketball.  So it doesn't matter where it's at.  It's still the game and I'm just humbled that they asked me to be a part of this."  

It has to be a thrill for the young players.  The same man who acknowledges the basketball feats of NBA players such as LeBron James and Donovan Mitchell is acknowledging the 8th grade players on the public address microphone.

"It's a great feeling.  It's a dream everyone dreams of.  Meeting Sean and getting your name called out.  Yeah, it's nice,” says Landon Marsh, Walnut Creek’s top scorer.

Yes, for one night, the Walnut Creek gym sounds like ‘The Q’, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Instead of names like Mitchell, Garland and Mobley, there's Yeager, Azzato, and Feronti.   When Mateo Kennelley made a pass to Ben Spooner for a score, it sounded just as exciting as if it was made in the pros.

"It's cool because it makes you feel like you're in a really big game. It feels like a bigger game than normal,” said Ben.

"I mean, it's cool,” added Mateo. “The big time players are doing the same thing so it feels like we're them."

"It's awesome,” says Sean. “And for them to get a little bit of a cool memory out of it because of me is pretty cool.  Pretty awesome."

This is the sixth year that Peebles is serving as the PA announcer for the Cavs.  Early last week, he was at the mike to announce all of Donovan Mitchell's 71 points scored against the Chicago Bulls.