Former Trail Blazers Star Brandon Roy Has Become An Elite High School Basketball Coach In Seattle

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Brandon Roy head coach of Nathan Hale

How an Ex-NBA player turns a basketball team into the No. 1 3A team in Washington and top 10 high school team in the nation.

Former University of Washington Huskies and Portland Trailblazers guard Brandon Roy was once a star in college and the NBA. Now, he’s helping his own community out at the high school level in Seattle, Washington with a lot of talent and skill.

Brandon Roy is a first-year head coach at Nathan Hale high school located in north Seattle area. Roy was hired last year, taking a 3-18 overall record team to a 24-0 overall season this year. Take about major upgrade!

Brandon Roy made history taking a 3-18 team last year, to a 24-0 record this season leading Hale to their first Seattle Metro League boys basketball championship since 1992. Nathan Hale is now a perfect 24-0 and a top 10 nationally ranked high school basketball program.In Roy first season as head coach he was able to turn around a 3-18 team into a 24-0 team.

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Brandon Roy coaching Nathan Hale

The Miracle Man

Since Brandon Roy has joined Nathan Hale boy’s basketball team, Roy has received new player’s and changed the Raider’s program from losing to winning. Just a thought, how much of an impact did Brandon Roy change the high school team from losing to winning? Well, Roy has made the biggest impact in Nathan Hale history by turning their program around and making them the top team in the state of Washington and top 10 nationally ranked team in the nation.

To me it’s crazy how much a coach can have an influence on kid’s decision, to transfer schools based on a head coach status. Not to mention Brandon Roy is a hometown favorite who went to Garfield high school, and attended the University of Washington, where he led the Huskies to the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen twice in a row.

Nathan Hale also has one of the top players in the country in Michael Porter Jr., who is ranked No.1 for the class of 2017. Porter Jr. and his younger brother’s have joined him at Hale, as well a top 25 recruit in the class of 2019 P.J. Fuller and other new transfers. Roy has one of the top player’s in the nation who he has the privilege to coach and mentor.

Next season Michael Porter Jr. will attend the University of Washington as a top ranked freshmen. Porter Jr. is already considered a top lottery pick in the NBA, and he will be a one-and-done athlete after his freshman year to the NBA.

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Brandon Roy hugs his star Michael Porter Jr. after defeating the No. 1-ranked team

The Coach

Nathan Hale is playing in the 3A state tournament this week, and is the top seed in their bracket. My predictions are Hale will go all the way to the finals, and win the 3A state title. The reason why I believe Hale has the best chance of taking it all is because, for starters Hale has the top player in the nation in Michael Porter Jr. point proven, a head coach who has played at all level’s of competitive basketball in Brandon Roy and a balanced team who is not selfish.

Currently undefeated in the state of Washington and ranked No. 6 nationally, Hale has proven themselves against some of the country’s top basketball teams and one.  The team winning makes Brandon Roy seem much like, the all time best high school coach in the state. It also helps that he as a perfect record of 24-0 overall in his first year. Impressive! Brandon Roy will go down as one of the top high school basketball coaches, in the state of Washington.

That is why if the University of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar does not win next year with Michael Porter Jr., you can consider his job in jeopardy. I see a bright future that Brandon Roy could be the next head coach at his alma mater at the University of Washington as a Husky.

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The Future is looking bright for the University of Washington men’s basketball program for the 2017-2018 season

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The McDonald’s All-American Michael Porter Jr. joins other recruiters Daejon Davis and Jaynell Nowell at the University of Washington.

This season the University of Washington Huskies are facing a downfall in conference play. The prediction of this year’s outcome was supposed to be great, with adding top guard and projected top 3 first picks in the NBA Markelle Fultz, to lead the Huskies into NCAA division 1 tournament, and winning the Pac-12 conference. Despite of Markelle Fultz’s impressive efforts, as of right now the Huskies are currently 9-10 in the Pac-12, and are facing a chance of not producing well enough to win the Pac-12 tournament.

It looks like another failing season for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies to make an impact in the conference with power houses of UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Utah making huge strides in becoming top 25 teams in the country. Can Markelle Fultz and the young Huskies turn their record into positive from here on out? That is what the state of Washington and the city of Seattle are hoping for, come around the end of February and March before Fultz’s enter’s the NBA draft in June.

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Why do I say the future is looking bright next season? Well, that is because as of right now the Huskies are performing poorly in conference play, with questionable loses to Washington State and Stanford. Next up for Washington is the No. 1 recruit for the class of 2017, Michael Porter Jr. Porter Jr. will add more depth in bringing in his All-American presence to the line up. With adding a force like Porter Jr. into the Huskies starting line up, it will create a more dominant wing position for the Huskies. The Huskies have been lacking in this position in previous year’s. Porter Jr. presence will make the Huskies program more noticeable and will attract more top ranked player’s to join Huskies nation.

The 6-foot-8 wing is arguably the best scorer in the class, bringing the Huskies a shot creator, ball dominance, size, passing, athleticism, floor general and finishing above the rim. The Dawgs have not had an impact player like Porter Jr., since newly head coach Brandon Roy at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle Washington.

Get this? Brandon Roy is currently coaching Michael Porter Jr. for his senior year at Nathan Hale who currently is the No. 1 high school team in the nation, according to max prep.

Porter Jr. is already seen as a one-and-down Husky after his freshman season at the University of Washington. Who will step-up to the plate when Porter Jr. leaves Hec Edmundson Pavilion?

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Daejon Davis incoming freshman class of 2017

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Jaylen Nowell incoming freshman class of 2017

Not only is Michael Porter Jr. committed to the University of Washington next year, but along with Seattle Washington locals Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell coming out of Garfield high school. The two star’s Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell are just among, the new Husky recruits coming into the 2017-2018 season. With an addition to Michael Porter Jr. he will have some support within the guard position with Davis and Nowell.

Davis and Nowell add athletic shooting in the backcourt, ability to get to the rim at will, and the ability to shoot three-point shot reliable. Both Garfield standouts are ranked top 70 in ESPN for the class of 2017 in the nation. Next season looks to be another big recruiting class, for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies, let’s see if Romar can give it another shot at attempting to reach the NCAA division 1 tournament.

The future is looking bright for Michael Porter Jr and the University of Washington Huskies.

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