The top scorers in the opening scrimmage of Friday’s NBA draft combine got their long-awaited embrace at halfcourt. Drew Timme whispered something into Andrew Nembhard’s ear and the Gonzaga teammates-turned-scrimmage-rivals engaged in a long hug as they went through the handshake line at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
John Stockton, the former Gonzaga standout and NBA Hall of Famer who’s made headlines over the past year for his anti-vaccine position and failure to comply with local mask mandates, has penned a letter of support for a Utah woman who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.
Chet Holmgren followed in Jalen Suggs’ footsteps in April 2021, committing to Gonzaga weeks after his former high school teammate sent the Bulldogs to the national championship game with one of the most iconic shots in college basketball history.
Former Gonzaga Athletic Director Mike Roth has been named the recipient of the 2022 Gary Cunningham Lifetime Achievement Award, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) announced Wednesday.
Gonzaga will be well represented at the NBA Draft Combine next week in Chicago. Four of the five Zags to declare for the draft have accepted invitations to combine, scheduled for May 18-22. Junior forward Drew Timme, freshman forward Chet Holmgren, senior guard Andrew Nembhard and sophomore wing Julian Strawther are among 76 prospects headed to the Chicago.
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.
After more than a month of suspense, Gonzaga finally made some noise in the transfer portal last Sunday by adding 7-foot LSU center Efton Reid – a former five-star prospect who figures to help the Bulldogs’ frontcourt regardless of whether All-American forward Drew Timme turns pro or returns to school for his senior season.
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.