A whirlwind, four-day search to replace Kevin McGuff ends where it began - with the top assistant on McGuff's Staff. The 44-year-old Neighbors gets a five-year contract starting at $350,000 per season as a first-time head coach.
Kelsey Plum is named California Ms. Basketball to add to her growing list of honors.
After two successful years as Washington's women's basketball head coach, Kevin McGuff was rewarded with a contract extension through 2020.
UW signee Kelsey Plum is named a McDonald's All-American, giving Washington two-straight classes with a player earning that honor.
The Huskies' all-conference scoring guard will play her first game that counts in 20 months Friday night as UW opens against Saint Mary's. It's Kingma, Jazmine Davis -- then questions galore for the Dawgs.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Named the first McDonald's All-America selection in Washington women's basketball history. Was the only player from Washington - male or female - selected to play in 2012.
Seattle Times State Player of the Year.
All-time leading scorer at Seattle Christian High School.
Rated the No. 22 overall recruit for 2012 according to ESPN HoopGurlz, and the fifth-best at her position.
Played club basketball for Tree of Hope
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted after suffering a knee injury in preseason.
SEATTLE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
All-time leading scorer for the Warriors, passing former teammate and current Oregon sophomore Lexi Petersen ... averaged nearly 15 points per game for Seattle Christian, which finished the season with a 16-10 record ... led team to the Class 1A Regionals ... played for coach Dave Jansen.
Daughter of Mark and Ann Collier ... diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia during a recruiting visit to Washington in 2011, but is now cancer-free ... played 18 games for the Warriors despite debilitating chemotherapy treatments ... volunteers for Ronald McDonald House charities, which supports seriously ill children and their families.