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Seamus Boxley

Seamus Boxley, a 2000 Mountlake Terrace High School graduate, is considered one of the all-time greats of the Mountlake Terrace High School boys’ basketball program. In his senior year, Seamus was named WESCO Player of the Year and selected to the Associated Press and Seattle Times All-State First team. He was the captain of the 2000 basketball team, which had a perfect 20-0 regular season record and appeared in the WIAA 3A State Boys Basketball Championship.

After high school, the power forward accepted an athletic basketball scholarship at Portland State University. He was honored as the 2001 Big Sky Freshman of the Year, 2005 Big Sky Conference Player of the Year, two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year and two time First-Team All-Big Sky honors. Seamus led Portland State University to the school’s first Big Sky Basketball Championship in 2005. He averaged 20.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game.

After his noteworthy college career, Boxley played professionally. In 2005-06, he signed with the Tulsa 66ers of the National Basketball Development League. He played one season with the Tulsa 66ers, after which he competed professionally for 10 years in Europe. Boxley played in Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Ukraine, and Belgium.

Seamus was a member of the Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden basketball team when the team won the 2011 Dutch National Championship and the 2012 Dutch Super Cup. The overseas superstar was a four-time Dutch Basketball League (DBL) All-Star and two-time DBL All-Star Team. Adding to his accomplishments, he was also the Dutch League MVP in 2012 and DBL MVP in 2013. He retired from his impressive athletic career after the 2015-2016 season.

Boxley was inducted into the 2012 Portland State Athletic Hall of Fame and 2014 Mountlake Terrace Athletic Hall of Fame. The Mountlake Terrace native resides in Seattle and currently serves the community as a Seattle Firefighter.