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Brandon Roy's High School Retires His No. 4 Jersey

Garfield High School honors Brandon Roy.

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Blazer great Brandon Roy was recognized as one of the greatest players in the history of his high school, as Garfield High retired the No. 4 Roy wore from 1998-2002 during his career with the Bulldogs.

Below is the halftime induction ceremony, via OregonLive.com:

Roy was introduced by his head coach at Garfield and now close friend, Ed Haskins.

Per Erik Anderson's coverage of the event:

"There's not many people who have lived to have accomplished what Brandon has," Haskins told the crowd.

"It's not just about basketball. And that's one of the reasons he's being honored tonight."

Roy followed by addressing the crowd, thanking his family and friends for their support during his career cut short by injury.

"I had the best parents in the world," he said. "They worked extremely hard to give us what we needed. We didn't always get what we wanted, but we got what we needed.

"They cleared the way so all I had to do was focus on being a little kid, playing sports, being good in school and not worrying about nothing."

Roy said that while his parents paved the way for him to be a kid, his father told him he had to handle his own business on the court.

"My dad said, ‘That's the only place I can't save you, Son,' " Roy recalled. "That's the one place you have to save yourself."

Roy was one of Washington's highest-rated players coming out of high school and became an All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year during his senior season at the University of Washington. As a Blazer, he was a fan favorite and decorated, three-time All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year, and two-time All-NBA selection during his five seasons.

Read all of Anderson's article here.

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