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Dower’s time arrives

It was just about this time a year ago that a national college basketball writer picked Sam Dower as his breakout player of the year. As it turned out, Dower's teammate and good friend Kelly Olynyk had the breakout season.

Dower now seems primed for a big senior year, maybe even his own breakout season. (Side note: Dower's stats from his freshman-junior year are actually better than Olynyk's first two seasons as a Zag). The Bulldogs held their first media day of the season and the last media opportunity until Kraziness in the Kennel on Oct. 12, so I checked in with Dower on his preparation for his last season in a Zag uniform.

There's also a note on Ryan Edwards, the 7-foot-1 freshman from Montana. It's way too early for decisions on redshirts, but the guess here is Edwards gets some time this season — in the 8-12 minute range — filling in at center behind Przemek Karnowski.

Here's a link to my article that will run in Wednesday's S-R.

Also, a few more notes below.


—Adam Morrison spent a few minutes for interviews in front of the TV cameras. The former GU great has joined the staff as a student assistant. His father, John, dropped by midway through practice and said Adam is putting in a full day between his family, class schedule and coaching.

Asked if he ever imagined seeing Morrison in a GU coaching capacity, Mark Few chuckled and said, “I can't say, especially back in his playing days, I'd ever see him doing this. It's always neat as a coach to be pleasantly surprised with your ex-guys in any aspects of their lives, whether it's ending up happily married with kids or their careers. It's always pretty cool to be pleasantly surprised and I can say I'm pleasantly surprised with where he's at.”

David Stockton said of Morrison: “It's great, the guy has done it. He really understands you. He's a great asset to have on the floor.” 

—Stockton on motivation from last year's accomplishments: “I think we're not looking to live up to that. We got a little taste of that and we want to go right back there and take it further.”

—Rem Bakamus, the walk-on guard who became a crowd favorite last year, didn't practice. He has a sore knee from a first-day collision with Kevin Pangos and spent most of his time riding a stationary bike and shouting out instructions to some of the newcomers.


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