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Arop transferring to Indiana State

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Manny Arop's basketball career will continue at Indiana State.

Arop had narrowed his choices to Indiana State and Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility after sitting out the upcoming season. Indiana State plays in the Missouri Valley Conference. Former Zag Grant Gibbs will be eligible at Creighton, another MVC school, this season.

Arop fell out of GU's rotation, playing in just eight of the team's last 15 games. More here and here.

Arop leaving; Daniels not involved at UC Davis

Manny Arop, a valuable reserve as a freshman whose playing time dwindled over the second half of his sophomore season, has been granted his release from Gonzaga and he's expected to continue his career at another school.

Under NCAA transfer rules, the 6-foot-6 wing (No. 10 pictured above) would have to sit out one season if he transfers to another Division I school.

“Manny is an awesome individual, a great teammate, a great guy who just wants the opportunity to go play more somewhere else,” head coach Mark Few said in a Gonzaga release. “He’s been great around our team, our staff and my kids, but he thinks there might be opportunities to play more at another place. He’s going to explore those opportunities. We wish him the best.”

It's hardly a surprising development since Arop didn't play in six of Gonzaga's last 10 games. His only appearance in the last four games (two WCC Tournament games and two NCAA Tournament games) was for 1 minute late in the season-ending loss to BYU.

More on Arop below (and I'll update later if I make connections with Arop).

 —Also, I spoke with Gonzaga assistant coach Donny Daniels, who said he's had no contact with anybody at UC Davis (A.D., staff, intermediaries) regarding that school's head coaching position. Frank Burlison of the Long Beach Press-Telegram tweeted recently that Daniels had interviewed for the job, along with Greg Graham, Jim Les, Jay John and Bob Cantu. Not true, according to Daniels.

Arop starting; Bell not for Waves

Manny Arop is back in GU's starting lineup, along with regulars Harris, Sacre, Gray and Goodson.

Pepperdine's Keion Bell, who torched Gonzaga for 37 points last year (34 in the second half) is not listed as a starter. He's been battling an ankle injury and missed Pepperdine's last three games. Waves starters are Mychel Thompson, Lorne Jackson, Gus Clardy, Taylor Darby and Corbin Moore. Jackson had three big games (23, 26 and 15 points) with Bell sidelined.

Move over to Twitter.com/SRjimm for in-game updates. Check back here later for a game story.

Arop out with broken foot

Freshman wing Manny Arop, a key contributor off Gonzaga’s bench, is out for the year with a broken left foot. He suffered the injury during the second half of GU’s 77-62 win over Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament semifinals Sunday night.

Arop averages 3.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. He’s expected to have surgery Wednesday and recovery time is typically eight weeks.

Kraziness on Oct. 24

Gonzaga officially opens practice next week and the Bulldogs will hold their annual Kraziness in the Kennel on Saturday, Oct. 24. More on the festivities here.

A few quick notes below.

Olynyk scores 24 in Canada’s win

GU recruit Kelly Olynyk scored 24 points to help Canada to a victory at the U19 world championships. Mangisto Arop, another GU-bound player, added seven points. More here.  

GU recruits make Canadian jr. national team

Gonzaga incoming freshmen Kelly Olynyk and Mangisto Arop are just days away from representing Canada on the country’s junior national team at the FIBA world championships in New Zealand.

More here and here.

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