Washington Huskies Show Purple Pride at Alumni Basketball Game
The U-Dub men’s hoop program set a standard that is unlikely to be met by many NCAA programs this weekend when it sold out it’s alumni game.
The crowd of 10,000 plus filled a standing room only Alaska Airlines Arena in the heart of Seattle, cheering on local legends from Brandon Roy to Nate Robinson. Not bad for a late June hoop game that meant nothing but pride and fun for the former husky players and fans alike.
The white team (aka Coke Boys) consisted of any Huskies that played at the school before 2009, which meant a squad of B-Roy, Nate Rob, Spencer Hawes and others.
The victorious post-2009 Purple squad (aka That Purp) included game MVP Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Sonics, and Memphis’ Quincy Pondexter and Tony Wroten.
The talent pool has been so deep at Washington that NBA dunk champion Terrence Ross couldn’t even win his own alumni dunk contest. He was defeated by Darnell Gant, although Ross did have this nasty 360 windmill during the game:
Kev Lew is a Trojan born and raised in Seattle, now trapped in L.A. by bad traffic and beautiful women. R.I.P. Super Sonics. Twitter: @kevlewhail