Another one-and-done UW star, Tony Wroten was selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Wroten averaged 16 points per game for the Huskies before the Memphis Grizzlies selected him at 25th overall. He played alongside C.J. Wilcox and Terrence Ross, powering UW to a regular season conference championship.
The guard lasted just one year in Memphis before playing a few years in Philadelphia. Wroten was playing the best basketball of his pro career in the 2014-15 season before his year was cut short by a partially torn ACL. He was averaging nearly 17 points per game through 30 games with the Sixers.
He last appeared in six games for Philadelphia during the 2015-16 season.
The most well known UW alum in the NBA is Isaiah Thomas. The Sacramento Kings took Thomas with the 30th pick of the second round in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge manufactured a three team trade at the 2015 trade deadline to bring Thomas to Boston.
Thomas is thriving as a Celtic, shattering career highs last season. Averaging about 29 points per game, he thrust Boston into the playoffs as the top seed. He suffered a hip injury and had to watch Cleveland take down the Celtics in the playoffs.
Thomas’ three seasons at UW were memorable in their own right. He averaged 16.4 points per game in his career and was named First Team All Pac-10 in 2010 and 2011.
He helped lead an underdog 11th seeded Washington team to the Sweet Sixteen in 2010. In 2011, the Huskies advanced to the second round before a tough three point loss to two seed North Carolina.
His most memorable moment? His iconic buzzer beater to defeat Arizona in the Pac-10 tournament championship: