Add Andy Katz to the growing list of college basketball observers that think Gonzaga is in store for a big 2018-19 season.
The Zags are No. 1 in Katz’s pre preseason Power 36, followed by Kansas, Virginia, Tennessee and Nevada. Defending national champion Villanova is No. 10.
Katz, a former ESPN reporter who is a correspondent for NCAA.com, cites the Zags’ experience and the fact that they came through the early-entry NBA Draft process unscathed. Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie and Zach Norvell Jr. declined to enter their names in the draft.