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Kevin Pangos: “The quintessential Zag”

Kevin Pangos and Gonzaga have stressed defense past 3 games. (Associated Press)
Kevin Pangos and Gonzaga have stressed defense past 3 games. (Associated Press)

In the last nine days, I've written about Gonzaga's three seniors, beginning with Gary Bell Jr. in last Thursday's S-R, Byron Wesley in Wednesday's paper and my article on Kevin Pangos that will run tomorrow.

The trio will be honored during Senior Night ceremonies as GU closes the regular-season with its home against BYU on Saturday.

These quotes seemed to capture the three. Kyle Wiltjer on Bell: "He’s the ultimate teammate," as well as coach Mark Few noting that  Bell is one of his all-time favorites. "He’s done it with just solid, steady, tough-ass plays," Few said.

Of Wesley, a graduate transfer from USC, Few noted: "He’s really an unsung hero in this. He’s been unbelievably selfless. He made a sacrifice to come up here, gave up a bunch of points and shots to win."

And finally Pangos, called the "quintessential Zag" by Few. “He’s everything this whole program is about,” Few said, “and I mean everything when you think about it. Wins, wins over personal achievement, hard work, putting his time in. You couldn’t have a better representative.”

Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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