Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Lahaina Civic Center. Arizona and Iowa State clash at 6, with the winner/loser matching up with Gonzaga/Illinois winner/loser.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams’ pursuit of a spot in the NBA took another step forward.The 6-foot-9 forward apparently made a good summer league impression on the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA club announced Saturday it has signed Williams. No terms of the contract were released.
Three Gonzaga players and a former Zag have been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Honors Court.
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.
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.
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.