A family name tied closely UT basketball is being honored in a new way.
Friday, Knoxville Christian School broke ground on their new school gym, called The Wade and Allan Houston Court. Wade was a former coach and Allan was a star player who went on to great success with the New York Knicks in the N-B-A.
The school's students got to be a part of the ceremony..
Teachers say the Houston's support the school and work with children on special projects.
Naming the gym after the Houstons is their way of saying thank you.
"The Houston family are some of the most special people you'll ever meet. We're so fortunate here at KCS to have the Houston name associated with Knoxville Christian School, and we just feel very very blessed for the future and the vision of where we're going, " said Richard Komistek, the Chairman of the KCS Board of Directors.
The school is still working on a completion date for the gym. The facility will also include new classroom space.