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Burglars broke into Adam Morrison's parents' home recently and among the items taken were Morrison's three WCC championship rings. Two of the three rings have been located but the third remains missing. Three suspects have been arrested.
Morrison will be a student assistant coach with GU this season.
Also, ex-Zag assistant coach Ray Giacoletti is trying to build Drake into a consistent power.
Former Gonzaga great Adam Morrison is taking classes at the school and expected to have a role with the basketball program.
Head coach Mark Few told cbssports.com that Morrison will be a “student assistant. It’ll be great,” Few said. “The players really respect him.”
GU officials confirmed Morrison is enrolled in summer school. His specific duties with the basketball staff will be determined at a later date, officials said.
Morrison’s 28.1 points per game led the nation in scoring in 2006. He was selected to the All-American team and won or shared several player of the year awards. Morrison bypassed his senior season and was drafted third overall by Charlotte.
Morrison played four seasons in the NBA, two with Charlotte and two with the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged a career-high 11.8 points as a rookie in 2006-07. After playing professionally overseas, Morrison signed with the Portland Trail Blazers but was waived prior to the 2012-13 season.
—Also, cbssports.com reported that the Gonzaga-Memphis game in Memphis will be part of ESPN's GameDay broadcast.
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.
—The Old Spice Classic comes in sixth in a ranking of 10 college hoop tournaments.
Several GU-related links this morning: The view from Notre Dame here, here and here, and more on the GU-N.D. matchup here. Here's a recap of Illinois' road win over Maryland (GU takes on Illinois on Saturday). Finally, ex-Zag Adam Morrison is headed home with hopes of hooking up with an NBA team.
Former Zag Adam Morrison has been released by the Washington Wizards. More here.
Ex-Zag Adam Morrison has accepted a training camp invitation with the Washington Wizards.
Austin Daye scored eight points on 3 of 9 shooting in his summer league debut with the Detroit Pistons. Daye played just over 19 minutes in the Pistons’ 86-77 win over Sacramento.
Adam Morrison poured in 24 points in nearly 33 minutes of playing time to help Los Angeles edge Toronto 85-84. Ex-WSU Cougar Taylor Rochestie added eight points for the Lakers while Aron Baynes went scoreless.
Click here to keep tabs on the former Zags (Daye, Morrison, Josh Heytvelt, Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs).
Meanwhile, former Saint Mary’s guard Patty Mills suffered a broken foot Thursday in practice and will miss summer league. More here.
An update on ex-Zag Adam Morrison, who is trying to carve out his spot in the NBA with the L.A. Lakers in the Las Vegas summer league. More here.
Here’s the second part of the L.A. Times bloggers’ interview with ex-Zag Adam Morrison.
Ex-Zag Adam Morrison, trying to fit in with his new team in Los Angeles, sat down for a Q & A with the Los Angeles Times’ Lakers’ bloggers. Read more here.