Washington Dismisses Nation’s Top Shot-Blocker Robert Upshaw From Program

The college basketball career of one of the best defensive players in America appears to be over. Robert Upshaw, a 7-foot center, was dismissed by the Washington Huskies earlier today after failing multiple drug tests, according to ESPN. The junior led the nation with 4.4 blocks per game for the 14-5 Huskies, and also chipped in 10.9 points and 8.2 rebounds a night. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Upshaw is considering ending his college career and heading to the NBA’s Developmental League.

From ESPN:

Washington Huskies junior 7-footer Robert Upshaw has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, the school announced.


“We wish Rob well as he moves forward in his life, and we will do our best to support him in the future,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement.


Upshaw, who transferred to UW from Fresno State, has failed multiple drug tests while at both schools, sources close to the situation told ESPN.


The ultra-talented big man averaged 10.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game for the Huskies and leads the nation in blocks.