Wally Leask

Wally Leask was a man ahead of the times when he played basketball at the University of Washington in the early 1940s. His ballhandling skills were light years ahead of the norm, making him the perfect floor-general for Huskies coach Hec Edmundson, who is widely credited for originating fast-break basketball during those years. He was a star at Sitka’s Sheldon Jackson boarding school, showing so much talent his parents sent him to Seattle for his final two years of high school. That’s how Edmundson found him.

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