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Stockton plans to walk-on at GU

There’s going to be another Stockton at Gonzaga.

John Stockton’s son, David, is heading to GU as a walk-on. The Gonzaga Prep senior (his last day of school was Friday) received recruiting interest from Idaho, Seattle U and The Citadel, but decided to stick close to home with the Bulldogs.

Stockton (pictured above against Richland in a Feb. 25th game) wasn’t sure if he would redshirt this season, but it sounds likely and it would give him additional time to add speed and strength.

More below.


David Stockton, son of ex-Gonzaga and NBA great John Stockton, has accepted an opportunity to walk-on to the Bulldogs’ men’s basketball team.

“I just made my decision based on wanting to play at the highest level,” David Stockton said. “They were talking to me and they wanted me to go there and I wanted to go there, too.”

Stockton earned All-Greater Spokane League first-team honors while helping Gonzaga Prep (26-4) to a GSL title and a fourth-place finish at state. The 5-foot-10, 155-pound Stockton also started at quarterback on Gonzaga Prep’s 8-2 football team.

Stockton said he was receiving interest from several Division I programs and was offered a scholarship by Montana State-Northern.

“I definitely want to get stronger and faster,” he said. “I’ll just work really hard and hope some growth kicks in and hopefully I’ll be able to play there.”

John Stockton, the WCC player of year in 1984, led Utah to two NBA Finals appearances and contributed on U.S. teams that won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996. Stockton will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September.

David Stockton said his dad “didn’t really care what I did as long as I was happy with my decision.”

 


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