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Two top-20 Class of 2021 recruits visiting Gonzaga this week

Feb. 26, 2020 Updated Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 at 6:55 p.m.

The Bulldog logo painted on the floor of the men’s basketball locker room. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The Bulldog logo painted on the floor of the men’s basketball locker room. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga has another big recruiting weekend coming up with visits from a pair of top-20 prospects in the 2021 class.

Arthur Kaluma, a 6-foot-8 forward from Dream Christian High in Glendale, Arizona, is making an unofficial visit for Thursday’s game against San Diego. Peyton Watson, a 6-7 wing from Long Beach (California) Poly will be in Spokane for the weekend, including Saturday’s Senior Night matchup against Saint Mary’s.

Watson is No. 11 and Kaluma No. 18 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Watson is drawing interest from numerous Pac-12 schools, including Arizona, Washington, USC and Oregon. Schools interested in Kaluma include Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Oregon, Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and SMU.

Other top 2021 recruits who have visited Gonzaga: No. 2 Chet Holmgren, No. 4 Paolo Banchero, No. 16 Nate Bittle and No. 29 Hunter Sallis.

Battle Ground (Washington) High forward Kaden Perry, No. 59 in the 2021 rankings, has orally committed to Gonzaga.

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