Washington wants stars to shine because it means they are winning NCAA tournament games


Washington Huskies guard Jaylen Nowell is introduced with lights and smoke as a starter before the Washington Huskies take on the Oregon Ducks for the final game of the Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday March 16, 2019. 209655

Coach Mike Hopkins coached Carmelo Anthony while at Syracuse and said he became a bigger star because the team won the title. He says the same will be true of UW's NBA prospects Jaylen Nowell and Matisse Thybulle. The longer the Huskies are in the tournament, the higher their status will rise.

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