Jan. 26, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 Conference announced its 2011 Pac-10 Hall of Honor inductees and this year's Husky selection is Todd MacCulloch. It's the 10th year that the Pac-10 inducted one member from each institution into the Hall of Honor.
MacCulloch arrived at the University of Washington a raw, unpolished basketball player that redshirted his first year on campus. By the time he left campus in 1999, MacCulloch was one of the greatest centers to wear the Husky purple and gold, who challenged many of the school's all-time records.
Standing at 7-foot-0 and 280 pounds, MacCulloch was the Huskies main cog from 1996-1999 and led the team to NCAA Tournament appearances his junior and senior seasons. He averaged 18.6 points and 9.7 rebounds in 1998 when Washington advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Connecticut on a last-second shot. As a senior, MacCulloch averaged 18.7 points and 11.9 rebounds - the seventh highest rebound average in single season.
MacCulloch was twice named first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference and a two-time Playboy All-American during his career. He joined Jerry Lucas as just the second player in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage three consecutive seasons.
MacCulloch ended his UW career as the school's all-time field goal percentage (.664) leader, second all-time in blocked shots (142) and fifth in total points (1,743) and rebounds (985). His yearly field goal averages rank as the top-four all-time single-season marks in school history. His eight games with 30 or more points ranks as the second most all-time at UW.
He also holds several single-game marks that still stand today, including field goal percentage (10-10 vs. ASU, 2/29/96) and most rebounds in a game since 1977 with 21 twice.
After completing his career, MacCulloch was a second round draft choice (47th overall) by the Philadelphia 76ers. He amassed 1,369 career points in a four-year NBA career before injuries forced him to retire early.
Where MacCulloch Ranks All-Time In the Husky History Books:
Scoring - 1,743 (5th)
Field Goal Percentage - .664 (1st)
Rebounds - 985 (5th)
Blocked Shots - 142 (2nd)
Previous Washington Hall of Honor Inductees
2002: Bob Houbregs
2003: Marv Harshman
2004: James Edward
2005: Jack Nichols
2006: Steve Hawes
2007: Christian Welp
2008: Louis Nelson
2009: Detlef Schremph
2010: Eldridge Recasner
2011: Todd MacCulloch