Former Washington State basketball players aren’t necessarily an abundant species in Europe, but now two of them will be playing for the same German Bundesliga team.
Brandon Clarke doesn’t mind the endless practices, serving on the scout team, pregame individual workouts, skill development, lifting weights and conditioning. He realizes the last year has made him a better player with a few months ahead to continue refining his game before Gonzaga opens drills this fall.
Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade announced Thursday he’s transferring to BYU.
The Gonzaga men’s basketball team has earned its second consecutive National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.
An attorney representing a group of former Louisville men’s basketball players says they have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization’s vacation of the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. The NCAA stripped Louisville of the title as part of sanctions for violations discovered during an escort scandal investigation. John Morgan, one of several attorneys representing the players, called the NCAA “a morally bankrupt organization” that exploits student-athletes.
Drake, New Mexico State and San Diego will join the Cougars in Las Vegas for the final rounds of the tournament. All four teams are guaranteed four games and WSU will host the first two games of the event at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman before traveling to Vegas for the final two.
A day before he was slated to make his NBA Summer League debut with the Los Angeles Clippers, former Eastern Washington guard Bogdan Bliznyuk signed a multiyear deal with Israel’s Bnei Herzliya.
In 2005, Gonzaga played three teams ranked in the top five at the time and Washington, which finished No. 8 in the AP final regular-season poll. That didn’t make our top five.
Geno Crandall went from under-the-radar recruit to one of biggest grad transfers of the offseason. He heard from dozens of top programs, including the University of Minnesota, where he watched games as a kid. Crandall decided to leave Minneapolis with the long-range goal of coming back when his hometown hosts the 2019 Final Four.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.
Maryland has joined the list of schools to receive a grand jury subpoena seeking records in the federal corruption investigation into college basketball. The school released two subpoenas to The Associated Press and other media outlets in response to public records requests. Maryland says it has complied with the subpoenas by providing records.
Former Washington State guard Ike Iroegbu will put on a familiar jersey this week at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Killian Tillie wore his jersey Saturday to Hoopfest while signing countless autographs for fans at Gonzaga’s booth. It wasn’t his Zags’ basketball No. 33 uniform. It was France’s national soccer team jersey, and he picked it out for good reason.
Gonzaga added an important piece to its roster next season with the addition of North Dakota grad transfer Geno Crandall.Crandall, a native of Minneapolis, picked Gonzaga over Xavier and Minnesota. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard announced his decision Thursday, posting his picture in a Gonzaga No. 0 uniform with the hashtag ZagUp.
Nigel Williams-Goss has agreed to a three-year contract with Olympiacos for more than $2 million, according to Sportando. Eurohoops.net reported the same dollar figures but said the ex-Zag and the Greek team were finalizing the deal.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.
Josh Perkins’ right shoulder ranks with Przemek Karnowski’s career-threatening back issue and Gary Bell Jr.’s balky knee on the list of Gonzaga’s worrisome off-season injuries in recent years.
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.
Gonzaga rising junior Rui Hachimura scored 24 points and seven rebounds as Japan stunned Australia 79-78 Friday night for a crucial FIBA World Cup qualifier victory.
A funny thing happened to Omar Samhan in Japan last winter. He had to shake Rob Sacre’s hand – and try to keep a straight face.
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