After leading Washington to back-to-back conference titles in the Pac-10 Tournament over the last two seasons, junior Isaiah Thomas (who also claimed back-to-back conference MOP honors in those same title runs) decided the time was right to test his talents on another level: the NBA. During his time in Seattle, the 5-9 guard was nothing short of an offensive force. After averaging 16.9 points and 3.9 assists a game as a sophomore, he returned this season to drop 16.8 and 6.1 per and navigate UW to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA Tournament. And as the kid embarks on his journey away from college and into the pros, we wanted to give him his own space, and voice, to roam. So, follow along with Isaiah on his Dime NBA Draft Diary; here’s his first entry…Read More »
It’s not a sprawling city, nor the mecca of all things urban where Washington’s diminutive and demonstrative point guard Isaiah Thomas grew up. No, I’m guessing Tacoma, Wash., with its evergreens – the Western Hemlock is the state tree, and yes, I looked that up – and mountainous skyline doesn’t have the same hoops culture as New York City.
But that indeed is where the point guard who’s the closest thing to the Bronx’s Kemba Walker grew up. Thomas, dubbed a “little monster” by Arizona head coach Sean Miller, brings a dangerous No. 7 seed Washington Husky squad into the NCAA Tournament with gusto. The team just might be as underrated as their pint-sized leader. Read More »
Tonight, the Washington Huskies (10-3) go for their 10th consecutive conference victory against the visiting Oregon Ducks (7-7) in what should be a great Pac-10 battle. With that said, I thought y’all might be interested in checking out detailed photos of Washington’s new Nike Hyper Elite uniform for this season. While this is the road variation of the jersey, it’s amazing nonetheless. Read More »
Every year now it seems that more and more players are leaving school early for the riches and fame that go along with playing in the NBA. Quincy Pondexter is not one of those guys. The 6-8 Pondexter stayed for four years at the University of Washington under coach Lorenzo Romar, playing the most career games in UW history, and becoming a likely first-round pick in the process. Read More »