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Reasons to attend the UW Men’s Basketball alumni event!!!

How to see former Husky Hoop greats all in one place

Dear UW Hoops fans,

Do you remember watching Brandon Roy take the University of Washington to the Sweet 16, twice? What about Isaiah Thomas dropping that game-winning buzzer beater against Arizona two years ago to earn an automatic conference bid in the NCAA Tournament?

Well now you can see former Husky greats like Roy, Thomas and many more as the University of Washington will be hosting a Men’s Basketball alumni event.

This is going to be a mixture of a reunion and an UW All-Star game. I’ll give you five reasons why you need to check this event out:

It’s a first for this event

This awesome event is happening for the first time in UW history! Here are more details on this unique event:

  • Who: Former UW Men’s Basketball greats
  • What: Former UW Men’s Basketball greats playing against each other for the Husky Nation
  • When: June 23, 2013, 1:00 PM PT
  • Where: Alaska Airlines Arena-Seattle, WA
  • Why: To see how these incredible players are as a whole against each other!  Earning some possible bragging rights could also come into play. 

It’s affordable for everyone

Nate Robinson (left) and Brandon Roy (right) will be in attendance for the 2013 UW Alumni Event.

Nate Robinson (left) and Brandon Roy (right) will be in attendance for the 2013 UW Alumni Event.

Tickets only cost $15 per head and admission is free for kids 12 and under. This event is perfect for the whole family, especially if you or someone you know is a former, current or future Washington graduate or Husky basketball fan. Tickets can be purchased at

Bonus feature: skills contests

Like I said, this is going to feel like an All-Star game. It’s not just going to be the alums playing against each other on the big stage. They will even treat everyone to a three-point shooting contest and slam dunk contest.

Currently, UW hasn’t heard who will be participating in the three-point shooting contest; however, there are two players coming back that could possibly take a stab at showing off their dunking skills in front of everyone. UW has also confirmed that Terrence Ross and Nate Robinson will also be coming to Seattle for this event.

Ross was the winner of the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk contest, while Robinson has won that title three times. Robinson became the first NBA player to be a three-time Slam Dunk contest winner. Robinson claimed that he would be done with slam dunk contests after 2010, but we certainly hope that all changes in the coming years for this phenomenon.

Ross is currently with the Toronto Raptors and Robinson is playing for the Chicago Bulls.

The rest of the names should help finalize your decision more

Roy, Robinson, Thomas and Ross created big moments while they were at UW, and after once they made it in the NBA. The remaining players who are going to accompany this list will be Tony Wroten, Justin Holiday, Quincy Pondexter, Spencer Hawes and Jon Brockman.

Everyone that has been invited back is currently playing in the NBA.

It’s going to be unforgettable fun

Pretty much, repeat steps one through four. It’s the first time that former Husky hoopers are playing against each other in one arena. It’s worth every dollar, reasonable dollar.

The skills contest will excite the fans even more, and the rest of the names will make the event memorable.

The only thing that would make this event better for someone? Perhaps an autograph or a picture with at least one of the legendary Husky alums.

I would definitely consider that, memorable.


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