Former University of Washington star Brandon Roy is once again heading into retirement.
Roy originally retired at the end of the 2011 NBA season. He guided the Blazers into the playoffs in his final season there. His big playoff moment coming in game four of the series against Dallas. Portland trailed by 18 entering the fourth quarter. Roy scored 18 in the fourth for his game high of 24 and Portland ended up pulling out the game 84-82.
Roy would never win another game as a Blazer.
He tried a come back this past season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he managed to play only five games on his rickety knees and was released today from his contract.
Brandon Roy is one of the best players to ever put on UW jersey. He lead the Huskies to back to back sweet sixteen appearances his junior and senior year. While at UW he averaged 14.4 points, 3 assists and five rebounds a game.
As a pro Roy averaged 18.8 points to go with five assists and five boards a game. He averaged 26.7 points in the 08-09 playoffs. He was the 2006-07 NBA Rookie of the Year and was aso an All-Star reserve, his first of the three straight trips.
His other accolades include All-NBA Second Team (2009), All-NBA Third Team (2010), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2006) and All Pac-10 Team (2006).
Its very sad that Roy never got to be healthy in his prime and a tragedy that all his fans from Seattle and the world could not see him fully realize all of his basketball talents.
Roy is only 28 and has a lot of life in front of him. I'm sure he'll be incredibly successful on whatever avenue he chooses.