Former NBA, UW star Brandon Roy to coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School

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Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers handles the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on December 10, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Trail Blazers defeated the Suns 101-94. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Former NBA All-Star guard and Seattle native Brandon Roy has agreed to become the new head basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School starting the 2016-17 season, Seattle Public Schools announced Friday.

Roy, a former Portland Trail Blazer, started his basketball career in Seattle, where he attended Garfield High School. He quickly became one of the state’s best high school players.

He played his college ball at the University of Washington. He was named a consensus first-team NCAA All-American and first team AP All-American.

In 2006, Roy was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (6th overall). Roy won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He also appeared in three NBA All-Star games and was twice named to the All-NBA team.