UW Basketball Represented In Latest Sports Illustrated
Locally, it's no secret the level of talent here in Seattle is on an elite level. Look at the success our university has had in basketball this decade. But it's nice to see the 206 represented on a national scale when Sports Illustrated penned an article about the quality of hoops in the Emerald City. It's a long read, but well worth the time.
The focus on the story is the interwoven community basketball has fostered in Seattle. Nate Robinson, Brandon Roy and Spencer Hawes are prominently mentioned, as are Abdul Gaddy, Isaiah Thomas and Venoy Overton. Within the fraternity, the old protect the young, calling them, mentoring them and making sure they are in the gym working out. Acknowledged where they've come from, Robinson gleefully pointed out to reporter Kelli Anderson the Space Needle tattoo on his forearm.
Also mentioned was Kristi Kingma from the Huskies women's team. Kingma is the second-leading scorer for her squad and was one of the more highly recruited players in the metro area (Mill Creek) during her senior year at Jackson.
We should also mention that Seattle's own Apolo Anton Ohno, and leading speed-skating Olympian, graces the cover of the issue.
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