2015 Star Times: Boys basketball

Presenting this year’s top five boys basketball players in King and Snohomish counties: From left, Ty Gibson of Issaquah, Isiah Brown of Lakeside, Dejounte Murray of Rainier Beach, Viont'e Daniels of Federal Way and Matisse Thybulle of Eastside Catholic. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

The Seattle Times’ 2015 all-area teams for boys basketball features five players and one coach.

Washington basketball great Christian Welp dies at 51

The 7-foot German native started four years at UW (1983-87) and led the Huskies to three NCAA tournament appearances. With Welp and Detlef Schrempf starring, Washington won the Pac-10 regular-season title in 1984 and ’85. Welp captured the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 1986. Updated

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Sounders draw 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City, conclude preseason winless against MLS foes

Seattle finished up the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sporting Complex, tying despite sustained pressure, a stronger starting lineup and a smooth finish from Obafemi Martins just after halftime. The Sounders conclude their preseason schedule winless against MLS opposition, with three losses to go along with...

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