Schrempf Heads up Washington All-Century Basketball Team
Feb. 13, 2002
Seattle - Detlef Schrempf leads a list of 11 players named to Washington's All-Century basketball team. The players selected for the All-Century team will be honored at halftime of Saturday's game against California. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net.
Washington's All-Century basketball team was selected by a fan vote. Husky fans filled out ballots while attending games at Bank of America Arena or voted on-line at the school's official web site, gohuskies.com. Schrempf received the most votes followed by Todd MacCulloch and Bob Houbregs.
The All-Century team is one of several activities helping to celebrate Washington's 100th season of basketball in 2002. In addition to voting for the All-Century Team, Husky fans also selected the top three games over the past 100 seasons. The top game was Washington's 80-78 win against Duke in the 1984 NCAA tournament.
Several of the members of the All-Century team will be available for autographs at the Arena prior to tipoff. That group will include Bob Houbregs, Christian Welp and James Edwards. Arena doors will open at 4 p.m. for the autograph session.
Other activities scheduled for Saturday's game include a give-a-way of 2,500 bobblehead dolls of legendary Husky crew coach Dick Erickson. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition lithograph by Seattle artist Michael Reagan, commemorating 100 Season of Husky basketball.
Washington All-Century Basketball Team
Bruno Boin (1956-57, 1959)
Chester Dorsey (1974-77)
James Edwards (1974-77)
Steve Hawes (1970-72)
Bob Houbregs (1951-53)
George Irvine (1968-70)
Todd MacCulloch (1996-1999)
Jack Nichols (1944, 1947-48)
Eldridge Recasner (1987-90)
Detlef Schrempf (1982-85)
Christian Welp (1984-1987)
Washington 80, Duke 79, NCAA Tournament
March 18, 1984 (Pullman, WA)
Note: Washington advances to Sweet 16 of 1984 NCAA tournament
Washington 103, UCLA 81
February 22, 1975 (Hec Edmundson Pavilion)
Note: John Wooden's last loss at UCLA coach
Washington 69, Xavier 68, NCAA Tournament
March 12, 1998 (Washington, DC)
Note: Huskies upset starts run to the Sweet 16 in NCAA tournament
Washington All-Century Basketball Team
Bruno Boin (1956-57, 1959) - CenterThe lanky Bruno Boin ruled the lost post as a center for the Huskies, earning varsity letters in 1956, 1957 and 1959. He was named a third-team All-American as a senior when he helped coach Tippy Dye's final Husky team to an 18-8 record and second-place finish in the Pacific Coast Conference. Boin averaged 17.2 ppg. as a sophomore, 18.9 as a junior and 15.2 as a senior. His 1,336 career points ranks 12th on Washington's all-time scoring list. Boin was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1992.
Chester Dorsey (1974-77) - GuardA four-year letterman at Washington, Chester Dorsey was beloved by Husky fans as 'Chet the Jet.' During his career he dished out 466 assists, almost a hundred more than the next highest total by a Husky player. He helped Washington to a 71-36 record during his playing days and an NCAA appearance in 1976, the first for a Husky squad since 1953. Dorsey led the Pac-8 conference in assists in 1975 with a total of 139. He averaged 4.4 assists per game during his career.
James Edwards (1974-77) - Center A 7-1 center, James Edwards was a four-year letterman at Washington. He earned All-America and all-coast honors as a senior when he averaged 20.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Edwards finished his career with 1,548 points, which ranks fifth on Washington's all-time list. He was an all-Pac-8 selection as a junior and senior. As a junior, he led the Huskies to a 23-5 record and the school's first NCAA tournament appearance since 1953. During a 19-year career in the NBA, he played in more games than only eight other players. He was a member of three NBA World Championship teams. In 1976, he was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Team. Edwards was named to the Husky Hall of Fame in 1990.
Steve Hawes (1970-72) - CenterSteve Hawes was an All-Pac-8 selection as a senior in 1972 when he helped the Huskies to a 20-6 record, the first 20-win season by a UW squad since 1953. Hawes averaged 21.7 points per game as a season and finished his career with a 20.8 ppg. scoring average. Hawes' 1,516 career points ranks sixth on Washington's all-time list. Hawes set a Husky single-season average as a junior when he collected 386 rebounds. He finished second on Washington's career rebounding average list at 13.1 per game. Hawes' ranks first and third on the Huskies' single-season rebounding average list. He averaged 14.8 boards as a junior and 14.0 as a senior.
Bob Houbregs (1951-53) - CenterBob Houbregs was the center of Washington's most successful team. He helped the Huskies to a third-place finish at the 1953 NCAA Championships, the Huskies only Final Four appearance. Houbregs averaged 25.6 points and 11.5 rebounds during his senior season when Washington posted a 28-3 record. The Huskies' only consensus All-American, he led the team in scoring during all three of his varsity seasons. He still owns the school scoring record of 49 points he set in a 1949 game with Idaho. He was UW's all-time leading scorer, with 1,774 points, until Christian Welp bettered that mark in 1987. Houbregs was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1979.
George Irvine (1968-70) - ForwardGeorge Irvine lettered at Washington from 1968-70. He started for three years at forward and scored 1,314 points, averaging 16.8 points per game during a 78-game career. He scored 41 points against USC as a senior, the fourth best single-game effort in Washington history. He was the Huskies leading scorer as a junior (15.6 ppg.) and a senior (20.0 ppg.). He was named to the All-Pac-8 team as a senior. Irvine played professionally for the Virginia Squires of the ABL from 1971-75 and for the Denver Nuggets in 1976. He continued his association with professional basketball as a scout, assistant coach, head coach and vice president. He was the head coach of the Indiana Pacers for three years and for the Detroit Pistons for two seasons.
Todd MacCulloch (1996-99) - CenterTodd MacCulloch ranks third on Washington's all-time scoring list with 1,743 points. He is fourth on the all-time rebounding list with 975 boards and is second on the all-time blocked shots chart with 142. He became the second player in NCAA history to lead the nation in shooting for three consecutive seasons. He shot 67.6 percent as a sophomore, 65 percent as a junior and 66.2 percent as a senior. He finished his career with a field goal percentage of 66.4 percent. MacCulloch helped the Huskies to NIT appearances in 1996 and 1997 and to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in 1998. The 1999 Husky squad also appeared in the NCAA tournament.
Jack Nichols (1944, 1947-48) - CenterJack Nichols lettered at Washington in 1944, 1947 and 1948. He earned two letters at USC in 1945 and 1946 where he was registered as a Navy trainee. He was the leading scorer and captain of 1948 UW team that won the Pacific Coast Conference crown and finished third at NCAA West Regionals. Nichols owns the rare distinction of being a five-time all-conference player. He set the PCC scoring mark in 1948 with 265 points. That same season he established a Washington single-game scoring mark with 39 points in a contest against Idaho. He became the second Husky player to compete in the NBA. He had a nine-year professional career and was a member of the Boston Celtics' 1957 World Championship team. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1980.
Eldridge Recasner (1987-90) - GuardEldridge Recasner scored 1,700 points as a Husky to finish his career as the third-leading scorer in school history. He averaged 17.0 points as a sophomore, 18.1 as a junior and 16.2 as a senior. He earned all-conference honors each of those three seasons. Recasner's totaled 367 assists during his career to finish second on that all-time list. His 115 steals was also the second most by a Husky. Recasner holds the distinction of being the first three-time captain in UW history. He is currently in his eighth season in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. He has also played for Denver, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte.
Detlef Schrempf (1982-85) - ForwardSchrempf ranks 10th on Washington's all-time scoring list with 1,449 points. He was Washington's leading scorer on the 1984 and 1985 teams that won back-to-back Pac-10 Championships ... the 1984 team finished 24-7 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The 1985 team was 22-10 and earned an NCAA invitation. Schrempf was named 1984 District VIII Player of the Year. He was an All-Pac-10 pick as junior and senior. He was a first-round pick in 1985 NBA draft and played 11 seasons in the league. Schrempf was a member of the 1992 German Olympic team. He was inducted into Washington's Hall of Fame in 1995.
Christian Welp (1984-1987) - Center Christian Welp finished his career as the leading scorer in Washington basketball history. He scored 2,073 points, averaging 16.1 per game during a 129-game career. As a senior, he scored 729 points, the second best single-season mark in UW history. Welp helped the Huskies to Pac-10 titles in 1984 and 1985 and NCAA tournament appearances both years. The Huskies also appeared in the 1986 NCAA tournament. As a newcomer in 1984, he was voted the Pac-10 freshman of the year. He was the Pac-10 player of the year as a junior and earned all-conference honors in both 1985, 1986 and 1987. Welp went on to a professional career that included stops with San Antonio and Oakland. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 2001.