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Spanish prospect Baba Miller finishing U.S. trip with visit to Gonzaga

May 31, 2022 Updated Tue., May 31, 2022 at 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few calls plays against the Pepperdine Waves during the second half of a college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022, at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif. Gonzaga won the game 86-66.  (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few calls plays against the Pepperdine Waves during the second half of a college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022, at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, Calif. Gonzaga won the game 86-66. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

The next 36 hours figure to be pivotal for Mark Few’s staff – and not only because two Gonzaga starters will decide whether to pursue professional basketball or return to Spokane for the 2022-23 season.

As Drew Timme and Julian Strawther finalize their futures, Gonzaga target Baba Miller is taking an official visit to Spokane, the Spanish wing revealed Tuesday through his Instagram account.

Miller, who just wrapped up a visit to Florida State, posted a photo of his nonstop flight departing the Atlanta International Airport at 6:40 a.m. with a caption “Next and last visit!” Miller also tagged Gonzaga University in the Instagram post.

The 6-foot-10 small forward was linked to Gonzaga nearly two weeks ago. One report indicated the Real Madrid U-18 standout had committed to the Bulldogs. Miller denied the report, tweeting on May 20: “False! I have not made a decision on my future yet!!!”

A native of Mallorca, Spain, Miller has starred for Real Madrid’s U-18 team since moving from Distrito Olimpico in Madrid. According to EuroBasket, Miller’s averaged 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in seven games for Real Madrid this season at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament.

Miller is reported to have a 7-foot-1 wingspan to go with his 6-10 frame and has demonstrated an ability to finish around the rim playing against U-18 opposition in Spain. He has room to improve , making just 1 of 12 3-point shots in the Adidas tournament and just 8 of 14 from the free-throw line.

The Bulldogs have made just two additions in the off-season, signing high school forward Braden Huff and LSU transfer center Efton Reid. GU is also finalist for Chattanooga transfer guard Malachi Smith.

The Zags also learned Tuesday that guard Rasir Bolton will return to the team after testing NBA waters.

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