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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. 

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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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Gonzaga, Baylor Schedule Non-Conference Game For December 5th

Oct 3, 2020 1:39 AM

Gonzaga and Baylor are scheduled to play on December 5th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The matchup was announced on Thursday by Intersport, which will run the event. 

Both sides are expected to be among the highest ranked teams for the upcoming season, with Baylor ranked No. 1 and Gonzaga ranked No. 3 in ESPN's Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Fans will not be allowed to attend the game.  

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Tags: Baylor Bears, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA

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Top-30 Recruit Ben Gregg Commits To Gonzaga

Sep 11, 2020 1:21 AM

Ben Gregg, the No. 29 ranked player in ESPN's top 100 for the 2021 class, announced his commitment to Gonzaga.

Gregg is Gonzaga's third top-30 recruit since 2007, and is the No. 8 power forward in his class.

Gregg chose Gonzaga over OregonOregon StateArizona and California.

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Tags: Ben Gregg, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Baylor, Gonzaga Confirm Matchup For Upcoming Season

Aug 19, 2020 1:26 AM

Baylor and Gonzaga confirmed that they will play each other in a matchup sometime this season.

Baylor and Gonzaga are ranked No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in ESPN's preseason college rankings.

"It's great for any sport whenever you can have potentially the top-two-ranked teams playing each other," said Baylor coach Scott Drew.

The date of the matchup is uncertain.

The college basketball season is scheduled to begin on November 10th, but could be delayed by mid-September. 

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Tags: Baylor Bears, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Corey Kispert Withdraws From Draft, Will Return To Gonzaga

Aug 4, 2020 1:01 AM

Corey Kispert will return to Gonzaga for his senior season after withdrawing from the NBA draft.

Kispert was rated as a second-round pick by ESPN, and No. 47 player overall in the draft rankings.

"I am so excited to get to work with the phenomenal team we have this year. And of course, I look forward to playing for the greatest basketball fans and community in the country. We will see you all very soon," said Kispert.

The small forward averaged 13.9 points and 4.0 rebounds last season.

Gonzaga could potentially receive the preseason No. 1 team ranking in the country for the upcoming season. 

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Tags: Corey Kispert, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Withdrawals

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Joel Ayayi Withdraws From Draft To Remain At Gonzaga

Aug 2, 2020 3:36 PM

Joel Ayayi has withdrawn from the 2020 NBA Draft and will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.

Ayayi averaged 10.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals last season. He was named the West Coast Conference tournament most outstanding player.

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Tags: Joel Ayayi, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Withdrawals

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Andrew Nembhard Transfers To Gonzaga

Jun 24, 2020 1:31 AM

Andrew Nembhard, the top available transfer in the country, announced his commitment to Gonzaga.

Nembhard chose the Zags over Duke, Memphis, USC, Stanford and Georgetown.

The sophomore, who will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next year, averaged 11.2 points and 5.6 assists for Florida last season.

Gonzaga is bringing in a top-10 recruiting class next season, according to ESPN.


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Tags: Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

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