We just got a few minutes with Brandon Roy and started with the obvious question: How does it feel to have your jersey number retired by UW.
His answer was pure typical B-Roy:
"I've been trying to think all week what this moment means, and I really can't put it into words. But I know that I'm happy to be home and I just have to say I owe this moment to my teammates that I played with, Coach Romar, and you know without those guys this moment wouldn't be possible. I just think my jersey going in the rafters represents what we did here at Washington. It may seem like it's Brandon Roy's jersey. It's not though. It's about this team and the moments we shared here."
Meanwhile, I notice that former Husky Spencer Hawes is here tonight, and Roy said former teammate Jamaal Williams will be here.
And now the current Huskies have taken the court and are warming up, all wearing No. 3 Brandon Roy commemorative T-shirts, which are on sale here tonight.
Speaking of that No. 3, Roy also told a good story I'm not sure I'd heard before about how he came to wear that number:
"That was my brother's number, he wore it in high school. I actually wore four. He kind of made the number popular. When he didn't get a chance to play college, I said, 'I'm going to wear your number.' That's when I was going through my (academic) struggles. I was like, 'I'm going to try to do this for both of us.' When I got to Washington, I was like, 'I'm going to wear three.' ... This was my big brother, and I want to wear it. Now it's going to be retired, so it's like both me and him both being up there."