Bob Houbregs
College:  University of Washington, 1959
Height:  6'7"
Born:  3/12/1932
Hall of Fame Inductee
Bob Houbregs is a Canadian born big man who enjoyed remarkable success during the time he spent at the University of Washington. During the 1954-55 season Houbregs played for the Baltimore Bullets, Fort Wayne Pistons and Boston Celtics. In 1987, Houbregs was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Biography (from
In the early 1950s, hook shot specialist Bob Houbregs tacked the University of Washington program on the national map changing the importance of West Coast basketball forever. Houbregs, one of only two players in the University of Washington's history named a consensus All-America, remained Washington's all-time leading scorer (1,774 points) until 1988. He holds Washington's top three scoring records, all 40-point plus efforts. Houbregs scoring ability helped lead Washington to its only NCAA Final Four appearance in 1953. In 1953, Houbregs was selected by the Milwaukee Hawks in the NBA's first round. He played five pro seasons with the Hawks, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, Fort Wayne Pistons, and Detroit Pistons.

Career Highlights (from
  • Helms Foundation Player of the Year, 1953
  • All-America, 1953
  • All-Pacific Coast Conference, 1951-1953
  • Led Washington to PCC titles, 1951-1953