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Analysis: How high can UW soar after addition of Jaden McDaniels?

Jaden McDaniels, #2, with Federal Way Eagles boys basketball team breaks away for a dunk against the Richland Bombers in the 2019 state quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Jaden McDaniels, #2, with Federal Way Eagles boys basketball team breaks away for a dunk against the Richland Bombers in the 2019 state quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

With Jaden McDaniels coming to Washington, Washington's starting lineup begins to look much clearer, as does the Huskies' road to another NCAA tournament in 2020. Here's what to make of it all.

Renton’s Boone Kirkman, who was one of the best heavyweight boxers in the world in the late 1960s and early 1970s, fought some of the game’s best, including George Foreman and Ken Norton. Kirkman stands in front of a mural of himself painted on the side of the La Hacienda Santa Fe  restaurant on South 3rd Street in Renton. The mural was dedicated to Kirkman last November. 

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Former local boxing star Boone Kirkman has a mural to match his larger-than-life past

In a time before the Sonics, Mariners and Seahawks, former heavyweight boxer Boone Kirkman was the biggest sport name in town. Now, he's got a mural dedicated to him in Renton.

Seattle Storm’s Sue Bird talks with media members at the basketball team’s media day Monday, May 13, 2019, in Seattle. The Storm is the defending WNBA champion. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) WAET102 WAET102
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