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Goodson thriving at Baylor

When players have left Gonzaga's program over the years — and there have been plenty of them — 95 percent of the comments I hear are from Zags fans worried that the player will turn into a star elsewhere and come back to haunt GU.

That wasn't the case with Demetri Goodson. “Meech” left basketball, and opted to play football at Baylor. I caught up with Goodson last week and here's an article that ran in Tuesday's S-R. He's from a football family, older brother Mike is with the Raiders, a younger brother is just finishing up at Klein Collins High and is being recruiting by Big 12 schools, and a half-brother left Georgia and is finishing up as a safety at South Carolina State. Goodson, as always, was up front, saying he felt his best chance for future earnings was in football, not basketball.

—Ex-Zag Adam Morrison has another shot at making an NBA roster. He'll go to training camp with Portland.

—The Old Spice Classic comes in sixth in a ranking of 10 college hoop tournaments.

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Jim Allen Sports reporter Jim Allen's primary coverage areas are Eastern Washington University football and men's basketball, and college and high school soccer. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.

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