As expected, two of the most talented, and at times frustrating, players to have suited up for the University of Washington men's basketball team in recent memory, Tony Wroten Jr. and Terrence Ross, were selected last night in the first round of the NBA Draft - with Ross going eighth overall to the Toronto Raptors, and Wroten going 25th to the Memphis Grizzlies.
It was the end of a short but memorable tenure for both. Ross played two seasons with the Huskies, receiving first-team all-conference honors last year. Wroten, whose basketball skills have been lauded since he was a freshman at Seattle's Garfield High School (and, actually longer than that), was one-and-done in college, opting to enter the NBA draft after only one season with the Dawgs. Last year Wroten was named Pac 12 Freshman of the Year in addition to garnering all-conference honors, but the team failed to make the NCAA tournament.
Last night's selections marked the first time in school history two Huskies have been taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.
As sports fans on Twitter in the Northwest surely know, Wroten is no stranger to the social media platform. So it should come as no surprise that the mercurial guard spent some time celebrating in 140 characters last night.