Catch two nights of Garfield High hoops

There’s an improv theater down the street full of human drama, some amazing physical feats and beautiful fortune. And Garfield High features one of the nation’s leading actors. Washington’s number-one ranked Garfield and prep star Tony Wroten Jr. take on Bothell in a Friday night tilt before matching up with O’Dea on Saturday.

If you haven’t seen Wroten play before, here’s a preview:

The Garfield senior will attend the University of Washington next fall.

Meanwhile, the Garfield sports community mourned the death of long-time coach Ron Patnoe who died in November at age 76. He was remembered for his part in the Garfield “Purple Reign” dynasty in this 1991 Seattle Times write-up.

You can learn more about the Garfield basketball program at

By the way, the Garfield girls b-ball team is undefeated thus far. They play before the boys game Friday night at 6:30 PM.

All games at the Garfield high gym, 400 23rd Ave.

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