Eldridge Recasner is a former NBA player, University of Washington Hall of Famer and Pac-12 Hall of Honor Member.
As a four-year starter for the U of W Men’s Basketball team from 1986-1990, he was a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (1987) along with being a three-time All-Conference guard (1988, 1989, and 1990). He is just one of only three Huskies ever to earn Pac-10 All-Conference honors three times during his career. In addition, he was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Sporting News as a senior (1990). Recasner also holds the distinction of being the first three-time captain and three-time team MVP in the school’s history.
Following his distinguished career at the University of Washington, Recasner played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Yakima Sun Kings, where he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1995. That same year he also led the Sunkings to the 1995 CBA Championship after averaging 20.4 points a game and shooting 49.4% from 3-point range.
Recasner was able to parlay his CBA MVP season into a contract with the World Champion Houston Rockets and became a starter during the 1995-96 seasons. He went on to play two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks (1996-98) and four seasons with the Charlotte Hornets (1998-2002) before wrapping up his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2002.
Recasner lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife of 20 years, Karen, and their four children: Sydney, Erin, Lauren and Eldridge lll.