Posts tagged: Dower
Gonzaga sophomore forward Sam Dower is an offensive force, an accomplished scorer inside and out with a feathery touch. He's the kind of player that can put up points in hurry (think Austin Daye, Adam Morrison, etc.). He's also rounding into a more complete player as he's taken strides defensively and rebounding.
I checked in with Dower and Ray Giacoletti, the GU assistant coach who helped recruit the 6-foot-9 Minnesotan, earlier this week and put together this feature that will run in Thursday's S-R.
Programming note: I'll be joining Tom Hudson, Richard Fox and host Toby Howell for another edition of GU Roundtable on KGA 1510-AM at 5 tonight. You can tune in on-line at the KGA Website: http://www.1510kga.com/.
I put together a notebook from Monday's media day with topics ranging from David Stockton and Mike Hart (pictured above) being put on a scholarship for the rest of the year to Sam Dower's improvement to the WCC race at the halfway point.
GU now has 12 players on scholarship (13 is the NCAA limit).
One note that didn't make the notes. Rob Sacre, who spends quite a bit of time visiting relatives in Louisiana in the offseason, was asked to predict a Super Bowl winner.
“I hate both teams so I don't really care,” Sacre said. “I just know that the Saints are going to the Super Bowl the next five years so it doesn't really matter.”
—Saint Mary's senior Mickey McConnell and Portland freshman Tim Douglas shared player of the week honors. McConnell scored 27 points and hit the game-winner against Gonzaga. Douglas, in his first two career starts, scored 40 points in Pilots' wins over San Diego and Saint Mary's.
Gonzaga officially launched the 2010-11 season with Kraziness in the Kennel on Friday. Click here to read my article that will run in Saturday’s S-R.
Just put together a few paragraphs on Gonzaga’s season opener Saturday. There are a couple of players updates, courtesy of GU’s game release, below.