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June
26th

C.J. Wilcox one of nine Pac-12 players selected in NBA draft

C.J. Wilcox grew up in Utah, though his family has since relocated to San Diego.

Now, the former Washington Huskies shooting guard will join them in southern California.

Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer and most prolific 3-point shooter in Huskies history, will play professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers after being selected with the 28th overall pick on Thursday during the first round of the NBA draft.

Wilcox becomes the 11th first-round pick in UW history, and the seventh since coach Lorenzo Romar took over in 2002. He was also the fourth of six Pac-12 players drafted in the first round, joining Arizona forward Aaron Gordon (4th overall to Orlando), UCLA guard and Bothell native Zach LaVine (13th overall to Minnesota), UCLA guard Jordan Adams (22nd overall to Memphis), Stanford forward Josh Huestis (29th overall to Oklahoma City) and UCLA forward Kyle Anderson (30th overall to San Antonio). Read more »

June
26th

C.J. Wilcox drafted 28th overall by Los Angeles Clippers

Former Washington Huskies shooting guard C.J. Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer in UW history, was selected 28th overall on Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA Draft.

Wilcox becomes the seventh UW player drafted in the first round during coach Lorenzo Romar’s 12-season tenure. Read more »

June
25th

NBA Draft: Long wait is almost over for C.J. Wilcox

C.J. Wilcox was Washington's leading scorer and is debating going to the NBA. / AP photo
C.J. Wilcox is likely to be drafted Thursday. (AP Photo)

C.J. Wilcox had to wait longer than most for this opportunity.

First, he sat, redshirting his freshman season at the University of Washington as the Huskies played their way to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010.

Then he contributed, mostly as a 3-point specialist off the bench, playing a supporting role on UW’s NCAA tournament team in 2011.

He was the Huskies’ No. 3 scoring option in 2012. Then he was their leading scorer in 2013 and 2014 after choosing to return for his fifth and final season – a move he says now was mostly necessitated by offseason foot surgery – and eventually winding up as the school’s No. 2 all-time scorer while breaking career and single-season records for made 3-pointers.

So when Wilcox, a 6-foot-5 guard, gathers with family and friends in San Diego on Thursday to watch the 2014 NBA Draft, it will be the culmination of a life spent dedicated to basketball – and a half-decade spent at UW. Read more »