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UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Ex-Zag Zach Collins proving he belongs in NBA

Zach Collins didn’t know what to expect when he joined up with the Portland Trail Blazers as a gangly 7-foot rookie in the summer of 2017. Would he play right …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis keeps close eye on the Bulldogs during breakout NBA season

Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. When Domantas Sabonis was asked how proud he is to see Gonzaga again ranked No. 1, the Indiana big man didn’t utter …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis working way up NBA ranks

The only thing that’s changed is the uniform. Domantas Sabonis roams the court, setting concrete screens, collecting rebounds, taking high-percentage shots, dunking followed by an occasional Sabonis’ flex/snarl. Just like …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Gonzaga pride always apparent with Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins

Even though it’s only early December, Zach Collins admits there’s something special about seeing Gonzaga ranked No. 1.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins makes impact as Trail Blazers rookie

Zach Collins’ rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers was more like two seasons in one. The former Gonzaga Bulldog barely saw the floor in the first two months of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Zach Collins puts in his time, gets playing time in return with Portland Trail Blazers

Zach Collins stayed ready, even when his playing time was sporadic. He worked on his conditioning and his skill set, despite being in a stretch of DNPs. He studied opponents, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Gonzaga huddles with former Zag Zach Collins after Trail Blazers’ game

Gonzaga’s quick road trip to the Rose City included time to catch up with former Zag forward Zach Collins. The Zags’ charter flight to Portland was delayed by mechanical issues …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Trail Blazers sign first-rounder and former Zag Zach Collins

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed first-round draft pick and former Gonzaga player Zach Collins.


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Trail Blazers trade for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins at No. 10 in NBA Draft

The Portland Trail Blazers wanted Zach Collins and dealt a pair of first-round picks to Sacramento to acquire the former Gonzaga Bulldog during Thursday’s NBA Draft.


Former Zag Zach Collins could hit the lottery in NBA Draft

Thursday night, Zach Collins will walk across the stage at the Barclays Center, likely as a lottery pick and pending multi-millionaire, and shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, capping a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball at the top, Zach Collins at 14; projecting the NBA lottery picks

The world learned the order of selections for next month’s NBA draft Tuesday night, with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers winning the top three picks. Now …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Duke transfer Chase Jeter, who visited Gonzaga, picks Arizona

The transfer market has been good to Gonzaga in recent seasons but the Zags came up short again Tuesday.


GU’s Ryan Edwards will skip senior season after finishing degree

Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards plans on working after finishing his broadcasting degree in May and he won’t play his senior season.


Zach Collins signs with agent who has represented numerous Gonzaga players

Former Gonzaga center Zach Collins has signed with agent Mark Bartelstein, who has represented numerous ex-Zags.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Collins declares for NBA Draft, intends to hire agent

Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins declared for the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent at a later date, the school announced Tuesday.


Gonzaga’s roster could have new look again next season

Those way-too-early Top 25 polls are out and Gonzaga is sixth in one, 10th in another.


UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Zach Collins mum on his future with Gonzaga

Gonzaga fans will have to wait to hear whether Zach Collins will be a one-and-done or return for his sophomore season.


Gonzaga freshman Zach Collins delivers at both ends of the floor

Zach Collins and his roommate Nigel Williams-Goss had a chat before Saturday’s national semifinal against South Carolina.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

Mark Few, three Zags honored with All-District 9 awards

Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named District 9 Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Bulldogs’ Jordan Mathews stops Northwestern’s ‘hammer’ with a little bit of luck

Some wins ride on a little more than just talent – they require a bit of luck.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 8:32 p.m.

Freshmen Zach Collins, Killian Tillie help Gonzaga hold off Northwestern

Gonzaga led 63-56, but the Wildcats were closing fast. The Zags’ memorable season and NCAA Tournament were hanging in the balance. Sounds like a job for a couple of 19-year-olds. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

Zags get a big lift from freshman Zach Collins in NCAA win

With Gonzaga big man Przemek Karnowski struggling to find his rhythm, freshman center Zach Collins stepped up with 10 points, six rebounds and plenty of energy.


Vegas homecoming for Gonzaga’s Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss

This is familiar territory for Zach Collins and Nigel Williams-Goss. It wasn’t that long ago the two played for powerhouse prep programs in the Las Vegas area.


Outside noise won’t change Gonzaga’s tune at WCC tournament and beyond

Gonzaga isn’t ranked No. 1 anymore but that hasn’t stopped the chatter surrounding one of the nation’s most talked about programs.


J3, J-Mat, Z-bo and more: Playing the name game with Gonzaga

J3 held his ground and collected the rebound after forcing a wild, missed shot by San Francisco guard Charles Minlend. At the offensive end, Gonzaga swung the ball around the …


Gonzaga’s Zach Collins puts NBA Draft chatter on hold

Imagine being 19 years old, glancing at twitter and seeing your name listed in the first round of an NBA mock draft. Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins doesn’t have to …


Firsts keep coming for Gonzaga basketball

In this season of firsts for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, add a few more. The Zags will play at home as the nation’s No. 1 team for the first time in …