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Here are the Top 5 University of Washington basketball players who starred at Washington high schools


The 2020-21 college basketball season is reaching a midway point, and it is a good time to start asking a pertinent question about Division I college programs in Washington.

Who are the top five players in each program's history with ties to Washington high schools?

We started with a look at Gonzaga's Top 5 in-state players, and now we turn our attention to the Washington Huskies.

The criteria is straight-forward:

1. The player has to have finished a (D-1) college career.

2. Half the player's rating comes from what he accomplished at UW, while the rest of it is split between what he did in high school, and what he did or has been doing as a professional.

SBLive Washington polled coaches, longtime school administrators and sportswriters before finalizing a top-five list:

(all black-and-white photos courtesy of Washington Huskies athletics)


High school: Queen Anne (class of 1949).

College tenureat UW: 1949-53.

Signature statistic or honor: In leading the Huskies to their only Final Four appearance of an NCAA Tournament in 1953, Houbregs set the tournament's single-game scoring mark with 45 points against Seattle University.