Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs

Enshrined 1987
Vancouver, BC Canada
March 12, 1932 - May 28, 2014


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

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