The Garfield boys basketball team will not be participating in the Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals, which crowns a mythical national champion. The Bulldogs were hopeful all season to be selected, especially after a 20-0 regular season, but lost two postseason contests. The Garfield boys basketball team will not be participating in the Dick's...

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(A couple days late on this, but as I catch up on news after returning from vacation, I thought it was better now than not at all.)

The Garfield boys basketball team will not be participating in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals, which crowns a mythical national champion. The Bulldogs were hopeful all season to be selected, especially after a 20-0 regular season, but lost two postseason contests.

A 3A state title over Rainier Beach gave Garfield some belief that it might be selected, after all. To be picked by the selection committee, a team needs to gain permission from its governing body. Last season, the Vikings went to the three-day single elimination tournament after gaining approval from the WIAA during an appeals process.