Jersey retirements and Isaiah Thomas? No, this time it does not involve Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics. Last night former Washington Huskies star Isaiah Thomas had his number two jersey retired by his alma mater at halftime of the team’s game against Colorado. UW clobbered the Buffaloes 82-59, a fitting victory on a special night.
"I never really considered playing anywhere else. Home is where I wanted to be." – @isaiahthomas
— UW Men's Basketball (@UW_MBB) February 18, 2018
Thomas spent three seasons with the Washington Huskies, averaging 16.4 points per game for his collegiate career. He helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA tournament in each of his seasons, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2010. The 11-seeded Huskies completed two upsets against Marquette and New Mexico before succumbing to West Virginia.
Among the big names in attendance were former head coach Lorenzo Lomar, most recent top pick Markelle Fultz, former teammate Quincy Pondexter, and Huskie standouts Marquese Chriss and Spencer Hawes.
Isaiah Thomas was the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, turning out to be one of the more successful last selections.