QPon Tribute

TheDawgDude was feeling a little bromantic last night, so I tucked the husky in bed, poured a nice Merlot, dimmed the lights and wrote a tribute to departing senior and star of TheDawgDude’s mantasy, Quincy Pondexter.

QPon came to Montlake as a highly ranked player (#6 small forward in the country) and a part of UW’s highest ranked recruiting class ever, along with Spencer Hawes (#2 center), Phil Nelson (#25 small forward), and Adrian Oliver (#8 point guard). However, Quincy was the only player to graduate as a Husky.

If this pic doesn’t give you at least a semi, you’re no friend of mine.

Hawes went to the NBA after a lackluster freshman season, Nelson left for Portland St. where he broke his foot this year, and QPon’s roommate, Adrian Oliver, abruptly fled to San Jose St. leaving Quincy with the rent and without batteries for the remote control.

 Don’t rent a place with this dick.

But I digress. Pondexter left a major mark at the University of Washington – he is third all-time in points scored with 1,786 and played in more games (136) than any other Husky. He was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference and All-Pac-10 Tournament teams, and set a conference record with five “Player of the Week” honors (yet somehow didn’t win Pac-10 Player of the Year…those bastards).

Plus Quincy was the only Husky to star in the Nutcracker:

And the only Husky to get an endorsement deal with Clothiers & Hatters:

Full Nutcracker video here:

Quincy started his Husky career with an impressive freshman year, averaging nearly 11 points a game. He struggled a little bit in his sophomore season but broke out in the second half of his junior year, and became the unquestioned leader of the ’09-’10 team as a senior. His game-winning shot with 1.7 seconds left against Marquette in the first round of the NCAA Tournament will go down as one of the top tournament plays in Husky history.

“Why the fuck is Artem Wallace on the court?!”

While Pondexter will find a home in the NBA next year (he is widely considered as a late first round pick), he will most definitely be missed around Montlake for his clutch plays, his ferocious dunks, his boyish charm, those alluring chestnut eyes that draw you in while simultaneously making you feel both dangerous and safe, and…ah shit, that last part was meant for TheDawgDude’s private diary.

Anyway, thanks for all the hard work and good luck in the NBA, Quincy.

Oh and QPon is also the only athlete I can think of who wore a tuxedo t-shirt to a press conference:

“I want to be formal, but I’m here to party.”

3 Responses

  1. Well put bromigo, well put. Pondexter put this program on his shoulders all year. Without a doubt, he is one of the greatest Huskies of all time. Here's to hoping that we can come close to replacing his leadership next season. I'm looking at you Venoy!

  2. That goddamned Brockman held out on the Huskies, pretending that he was athletically handicapped. He could have gotten the Huskies to at least the elite 8!View this and puke: did this shit after he was out with a knee injury. Note the 40lb. knee brace; plus, he has shotputs for balls (in his jockstrap). I paid a white-haired octogenarian tea bag bitch to grab a peek and report back to me. Sorry, Jon. I didn't know "she" was a he–a transvestite. –Dirty Picasso"Sacramento Kings rookies Jon Brockman and Donte Green competed in an impromptu dunk contest after the last practice of the season.Brockman displayed leaping ability rarely seen during his four years with the Washington Huskies.On his second to last attempt, the 6-foot-7, 255-pound power forward took off from just inside the free throw line and floated – that's right floated – to the rim before flushing it home.Earlier, Brockman leapt, moved the ball between his legs from left to right and hammered in dunk. Other dunks consisted of various windmills and mid-air acrobatics.The dunk contest is almost dead at the NBA All-Star game, but maybe if Brockman entered it he could spice things up again."

  3. Your tribute made me a little teary-eyed … but I'm a chick, so what do you expect?

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