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Jalen Suggs Leaves Gonzaga For 2021 NBA Draft

Apr 19, 2021 4:18 PM

Jalen Suggs is leaving Gonzaga for the 2021 NBA Draft.

Suggs is expected to be a top-5 pick in the draft.

Suggs averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals for Gonzaga in less than 30 minutes a game. He was voted a consensus second-team All-American.

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Tags: Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Declarations

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Chet Holmgren Commits To Gonzaga

Apr 19, 2021 2:04 PM

Chet Holmgren has committed to Gonzaga.

Holmgren is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA draft. Holmgren also considered going directly to the G League.

"The process was hard," Holmgren told ESPN. "I had a lot to learn on the go. I had to lean on others and get their advice. My dad went through it, and Coach Larry Suggs with Jalen. I kept getting consistent advice that I will get a feeling when I know. Not to overanalyze everything because everything sounds good. Nobody sells their weakness.

"It was [Gonzaga's] consistent approach, how versatile they are on the court and their offensive style. They take their talent and tweak their system based on their personnel. They know how to put it all together."

Holmgren had a dominant senior year for Minnehaha this past season, averaging 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 blocks while shooting 80% from the field.

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Tags: Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Bulldogs, High School, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Gonzaga Guard Joel Ayayi Declares To NBA Draft

Apr 10, 2021 1:25 PM

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA Draft on Friday and will hire an agent.

"My four years at Gonzaga have been unforgettable and some of the most special times in my life. I'm honored to be a Zag forever," said Ayayi in a statement.

Ayayi averaged 12 points per game on 57.5% shooting from the field.

He is ranked No. 62 on ESPN's best available list. 

ESPN

Tags: Joel Ayayi, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Declarations

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Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, Michigan Receive Top Seeds In NCAA Tournament

Mar 14, 2021 6:50 PM

Gonzaga, Baylor, Illinois, and Michigan received No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Gonzaga was named the No. 1 seed for the tournament, and are the fifth team to enter the tournament undefeated.

They are also the first team to be ranked as AP's No. 1 from the beginning to the end of the season since Kentucky in 2014-15.

Baylor are the No. 1 seed for the first time in the program's history. 

A printable bracket of the full tournament can be found here.

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Tags: Michigan Wolverines, Illinois Fighting Illini, Baylor Bears, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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