With potentially both of its starting frontcourt players splitting for the NBA, Gonzaga made a splash addition via the transfer portal on Sunday, grabbing a commitment from an SEC transfer who was once considered the nation’s third-rated high school center.
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.
Everybody had stories: Jeremy Eaton, oh, man, what a character. Larger than life. So darn funny, talking trash to everybody. An old-time tough cowboy, roping steers or swapping elbows under the basket, or organizing the guys for some memorable good times.
Chet Holmgren signed with Gonzaga last April as the nation’s No. 1 prospect. Approximately a year later, Holmgren has an opportunity to become the Bulldogs’ first No. 1 NBA draft pick and announced Thursday through his social media channels he intends to pursue the next stage of his basketball career following one season at GU.
Andrew Nembhard had the option to return to Gonzaga for a fifth college basketball season, but the Bulldogs' senior point guard and Bob Cousy Award finalist announced on social media Thursday morning he plans to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft.