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CaptionCloseWashington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time scoring leader in NCAA women's basketball history on Saturday. Check out Plum and the rest of the best hoopsters in Seattle history in the following gallery.Washington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time...

Kelsey Plum and Seattle's all-time greatest basketball players

CaptionCloseWashington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time scoring leader in NCAA women's basketball history on Saturday. Check out Plum and the rest of the best hoopsters in Seattle history in the following gallery.Washington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time...

Kelsey Plum and Seattle's all-time greatest basketball players

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Washington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time scoring leader in NCAA women's basketball history on Saturday. Check out Plum and the rest of the best hoopsters in Seattle history in the following gallery.

Washington's Kelsey Plum became the all-time scoring leader in NCAA women's basketball history on Saturday. Check out Plum and the rest of the best hoopsters in Seattle history in the following gallery.

Elgin Baylor
Seattle University, 1955-1958

The Washington, D.C. native rewrote the record books in his two seasons at Seattle U, averaging 32.5 points per game during his senior season while leading the Chieftains, as they were known then, to the 1958 NCAA championship game. Baylor was the No. 1 overall selection in the 1958 NBA draft and was an 11-time All Star.

Elgin Baylor
Seattle University, 1955-1958

The Washington, D.C. native rewrote the record books in his two seasons at Seattle U, averaging 32.5 points per game during his senior season while leading the

Sue Bird
Seattle Storm, 2002-present

The top pick of the 2002 WNBA draft after a sterling college career at Connecticut, Bird became an immediate superstar in Seattle, garnering nine All-Star selections, the most recent of which came in 2015. The No. 11 scorer in WNBA history ranks eighth all time in steals and second in assists.

Sue Bird
Seattle Storm, 2002-present

The top pick of the 2002 WNBA draft after a sterling college career at Connecticut, Bird became an immediate superstar in Seattle, garnering nine All-Star selections, the

Doug Christie
Rainier Beach High School, class of 1988

Christie was a forerunner of what would in time be a formidable run of Seattle high school talent when he starred for the Vikings in the late 80s. He went on to a college career at Pepperdine before a 17-year NBA career, while Rainier Beach produced future NBA players Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson, among others. 

Doug Christie
Rainier Beach High School, class of 1988

Christie was a forerunner of what would in time be a formidable run of Seattle high school talent when he starred for the Vikings in the late 80s. He went

Bob Houbregs
University of Washington, 1951-1953

The Vancouver, B.C. native still ranks sixth in UW history in points scored and still owns the Huskies record for points in a single game (49). He's one of two players to have his number retired by UW (along with Brandon Roy), and was a regular attendee at many Huskies games before his death in 2014.

Bob Houbregs
University of Washington, 1951-1953

The Vancouver, B.C. native still ranks sixth in UW history in points scored and still owns the Huskies record for points in a single game (49). He's one of two

Lauren Jackson
Seattle Storm, 2001-2012

Lauren Jackson
Seattle Storm, 2001-2012

Gary Payton
Seattle SuperSonics, 1991-2003

''The Glove'' was an 11-time All Star in 13 years in Seattle, earning NBA defensive player of the year honors in 1996. Payton ranks fourth in NBA history in steals and eighth in assists and is the Sonics' all-time leader in points, assists, steals and games played.

Gary Payton
Seattle SuperSonics, 1991-2003

''The Glove'' was an 11-time All Star in 13 years in Seattle, earning NBA defensive player of the year honors in 1996. Payton ranks fourth in NBA history in steals and

Kelsey Plum
Seattle University, 2013-present

Kelsey Plum
Seattle University, 2013-present

Brandon Roy
Garfield High School, class of 2002
University of Washington, 2002-2006

Brandon Roy
Garfield High School, class of 2002
University of Washington, 2002-2006

Detlef Schrempf
University of Washington, 1981-1985
Seattle SuperSonics, 1993-1999

Detlef Schrempf
University of Washington, 1981-1985
Seattle SuperSonics, 1993-1999

Jack Sikma
Seattle SuperSonics, 1977-1986

Jack Sikma
Seattle SuperSonics, 1977-1986

Washington guard Kelsey Plum needed 54 points -- nine more than her career high up until that point -- to move into first place as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I women's basketball history on Saturday.

It was a tall order for the 5-foot-8 Plum, but as it turns out, not tall enough.

Plum, as you may have heard, dropped 57 points -- three shy of the all-time record of 60 -- against Utah, passing former Missouri State star Jackie Stiles for the top spot in the No. 11 Huskies' 84-77 win over Utah in UW's regular season finale.

RELATED: Plum sets NCAA scoring record in unreal fashion

Her left-handed floater in the lane with just over 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter solidified her place in the record books, and now she'll attempt to guide the Huskies to another Final Four run after helping to lead them to their first ever appearance last year, starting with this weekend's Pac-12 tournament at KeyArena.

Plum has staked her claim as one of the greatest Seattle basketball players in history, regardless of gender. We thought we'd put her among her rightful company in an (unranked) list of the top 10 players in the city's history, whether they played in the Emerald City as high schoolers, college students or pros.

Check out Plum and the rest of the best basketball players in Seattle history in the gallery above.

Visit seattlepi.com for more Washington Huskies news. Contact sports reporter Stephen Cohen at stephencohen@seattlepi.com or @scohenPI.

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