Dusty Stromer knows how to make a favorable first impression. He was a skinny 6-foot-3 freshman when Notre Dame High basketball coach Matt Sargeant first met Stromer, who recently became the first commitment in Gonzaga’s 2023 recruiting class.
Sharp-shooting guard Dusty Stromer on Sunday became the first commitment in Gonzaga’s 2023 recruiting class, roughly an hour after the Zags landed LSU transfer center Efton Reid for the upcoming season.
Any suspense surrounding Utah Valley transfer Fardaws Aimaq’s future destination was long gone by the time of his official announcement Friday, at least from Gonzaga’s perspective. Aimaq had the Zags in his top five when he narrowed his list two weeks ago, but the talented center told 247 High School Hoops on Thursday afternoon he was down to Washington, Texas Tech and Texas.
Barring a late addition in the recruiting cycle, Gonzaga is prepared to bring in its smallest high school class since 2017, when an in-state wing named Corey Kispert became the only prospect to sign with the Bulldogs, who went on to compete for the national championship less than a year later.