On the mendStockton, who sprained his left ankle in Gonzaga’s win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, said Tuesday, “It didn’t feel very good when I did it but it’s feeling pretty good now.” He participated in practice and expects to play this week. Sophomore wing Mathis Keita, who sprained his left ankle in Friday’s practice and missed Saturday’s game, spent a good portion of the first half of Tuesday’s practice riding a stationary bike. Freshman forward Ryan Spangler played four minutes in GU’s games last week after missing three weeks with a broken left pinkie finger.
Stepp to be honoredFormer Gonzaga men’s basketball standout Blake Stepp (2001-04) will be among nine inductees into the WCC’s Hall of Honor on March 3 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. The ceremonies are held annually in conjunction with the WCC men’s and women’s tournaments at the Orleans Arena. Stepp is joined in the 2012 class by BYU’s Elaine Michaelis (volleyball/administration), Loyola Marymount’s Billy Bean (baseball), Pepperdine’s Dana Jones (men’s basketball), Portland’s Kasey Keller (men’s soccer), Tom Candiotti of Saint Mary’s (baseball), San Diego’s Thomas Burke (administration), San Francisco’s K.C. Jones (men’s basketball) and Santa Clara’s Kurt Rambis (men’s basketball). Stepp was the WCC player of the year twice and he made Associated Press second-team All-America in 2004. On GU’s career lists, Stepp ranks first in 3-pointers made (288) and attempted (755), second in assists (640), sixth in steals (152) and seventh in scoring (1,670 points). Bulldogs previously honored include Brian Ching, Jeff Brown and Frank Burgess.
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