Gonzaga’s Frank Burgess is among the eight former players or coaches who will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor this weekend. Burgess, a 6-foot-1 guard, led the nation in scoring at 32.4 points per game in 1961. (Burgess is pictured above attending a GU game Feb. 26, 2006.)
More on Burgess and the inaugural Hall of Honor class here.
More honors for Josh Heytvelt, Matt Bouldin and Austin Daye. Read on for that and a few more WCC/GU-related items.
—Heytvelt and Bouldin were named to the NABC All-District 9 first-team. Daye made the second team. A cut-and-paste version is at the bottom of this post.
—Ex-Zag guard Kyle Dixon and his Powder Valley High basketball team are chasing an Oregon Class 1A state title.
—From the S-R’s
Gonzaga sophomore Austin Daye broke Ronny Turiaf’s single-season blocks record. Daye swatted two shots against USC Upstate on Tuesday to bring his season total to 60. Turiaf blocked 59 in 2005.
Daye’s 54 blocks in 2008 ranked fourth in school history.
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Gonzaga returned to No. 1 nationally in field-goal percentage defense by holding USC Upstate to 29.8 percent. The Bulldogs are at 36.8 percent for the season. GU had dropped to 37.2 percent, just behind
GU trio honored
Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student‐athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 240 student‐athletes, from 24 districts which were realigned this season, are now eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All‐America teams to be announced April 4 at Hoop City in the COBO Center at 10 a.m. as part of the 2009 NABC Convention in Detroit, Mich.
Heytvelt and Bouldin were each named to the All-West Coast Conference first-team earlier this week, while Daye was accorded honorable mention recognition.
Bouldin, who hails from Highlands Ranch,
Heytvelt and Bouldin are currently 25th and 26th, respectively, on the all-time Gonzaga scoring list. Heytvelt has 1,106 career points while Bouldin has 1,105.
Daye, a sophomore from
Joining Heytvelt and Bouldin on the first team from District 9 are John Bryant, Santa Clara, University; Patrick Mills, Saint Mary’s College, and Josh Akognan of Cal State Fullerton. In addition to Daye the second team consists of Nik Raivio of the