Rem Bakamus enjoyed his first job in the real world, but he liked his side job better.
Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.
Don’t tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Calhoun says the program inherited by Dan Hurley is still the same one that has won four national championships over the past 20 years. The Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 over the past two seasons. UConn is currently under NCAA investigation and is in a $10 million contract dispute with former coach Kevin Ollie.
Gonzaga has made the final eight for standout guard Rejean “Boogie” Ellis. Ellis, ranked No. 94 in ESPN.com’s Top 100 in the 2019 recruiting class, tweeted Tuesday that he’s considering Gonzaga, Oregon, Arizona, USC, San Diego State Memphis, Oklahoma and Georgia Tech.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr. is resuming his professional basketball career with his former team in Poland.
With a few months remaining before the Gonzaga Bulldogs take the court for the upcoming season, forward Rui Hachimura has a chance to test his skills against some of the nation’s top talent.
Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.
Gonzaga’s WCC schedule begins with two home games and closes with the last of three Bay Area trips and a regular-season finale against rival Saint Mary’s.
College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors adopted a “series of significant policy and legislative changes, setting in motion actions to change the structure of the NCAA fundamentally.”
Basketball season will always be a grind, but life will get a bit easier this season for the Gonzaga women. After a two-year hiatus, the West Coast Conference is going back to the travel partner system, meaning there will be no more weeks with a single home and away game.
Gonzaga’s nonconference basketball schedule is nearly complete. The latest games to come to light include a season-opening date with Idaho State and a December matchup against Texas Arlington.
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein underwent a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recover, the school said Tuesday.
The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month.
Former Idaho guard Victor Sanders will join the Telenet Giants Antwerp of the Pro Basketball League in Belgium. Sanders, who averaged 19 points per game as a senior, helped lead the Vandals to a second-plance finish in the Big Sky.
Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, took third place with a 79-70 win over Russia.
Incoming Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the better of Zag redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi and France at the FIBA U18 European Championships.
David Stockton’s professional basketball career will continue in Germany. The former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard has signed with Medi Bayreuth, the team announced.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Drew Barham has signed with the Hamburg Towers in the German Pro A league.
North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. Williams has 842 career victories as head coach at Kansas and UNC. He led the Tar Heels to three NCAA championships.
Wiley, who recently played in the NBA Summer League for the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a one-year deal with Australia’s Adelaide 36ers.
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