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Family matters to new Gonzaga grad assistant, former standout guard Gary Bell Jr.

Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting guard on some of Gonzaga’s greatest teams. He also wanted his family under one roof after being separated for long stretches while playing in Poland, France and Greece.

Bell to play in Poland

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell Jr. has signed a contract with Stabill Jezioro, a professional team in Tarnobrzeg, Poland, according to Eurobasket.com. Bell averaged 8.2 points as a senior and 9.6 points over his four-year career. He was named the West Coast Conference’s defensive player of the year and helped Gonzaga reach the Elite Eight last season.

Seeding suits Gonzaga’s Mark Few just fine

The 2013 Zags landed a No. 1 ranking and the first No. 1 seed in program history. They were fourth on the S-curve, the selection committee’s 1-68 ranking of tournament teams that it uses to try to balance the four regions. The current Zags are seeded second, one spot down on the seed line. They’re seventh on the S-curve, just three spots below the 2013 team. Not much of a difference, other than it seems like a big difference.

Seeding suits Gonzaga’s Mark Few just fine

The 2013 Zags landed a No. 1 ranking and the first No. 1 seed in program history. They were fourth on the S-curve, the selection committee’s 1-68 ranking of tournament teams that it uses to try to balance the four regions.

Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr. epitomizes unselfish play

Gary Bell Jr.’s Senior Day speech is nine days away, but he already knows two things: He’s going to be a little nervous addressing 6,000 inside the McCarthey Athletic Center and he’s not going to be long-winded.

Gary Bell Jr. leads four players in double figures as Zags roll

Welcome back, Gary Bell Jr.’s shooting stroke, Gonzaga’s defense, free-throw accuracy and a fairly comfortable West Coast Conference road victory. Bell ended a lengthy scoring slump with 17 points, his most since dropping 18 on St. Joseph’s in the third game of the season, as the third-ranked Zags shut down Loyola Marymount 72-55 in front of 4,026 Saturday at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Zags’ success rests on health of Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr.

Kevin Pangos has played in 104 career games at Gonzaga but the final 28 of the 2013-14 season were particularly painful. Gary Bell Jr. has played in 97 career games but he dealt with recurring knee pain for roughly half of last season.

Coleman leaving Bulldogs

Gerard Coleman, a transfer from Providence who played last season at Gonzaga, is transferring elsewhere for his senior basketball season, Bulldogs coach Mark Few said. Coleman’s playing time diminished as the season progressed. The 6-foot-4 wing scored in double figures in five of GU’s first nine games, including a season-high 21 points in a home win over New Mexico State. He reached double figures just once in his last 16 appearances for the Bulldogs.

Bell’s aim was true

SAN DIEGO – A year ago during the NCAA tournament, Gary Bell Jr. was battling several nagging injuries, including severe pain near the top of his foot that would later be diagnosed as a stress fracture. He went scoreless in the loss to Wichita State and barely played in the second half.

Gonzaga notebook: Bell thoroughly enjoys this victory

A year ago during the NCAA tournament, Gary Bell Jr. was battling several nagging injuries, including severe pain near the top of his foot that would later be diagnosed as a stress fracture.

Opposites attract as Gonzaga and Oklahoma State meet in NCAA second round

SAN DIEGO – Gary Bell Jr. knows what’s coming: 30-plus minutes of dealing with Oklahoma State standout guard Marcus Smart. Oklahoma State forward Kamari Murphy understands his assignment: Jostling with Przemek Karnowski, who is five inches taller and outweighs Murphy by some 70 pounds.

Team meeting helped Gonzaga men squash 0-2 slide

Junior guard Kevin Pangos said something had to change. Senior forward Sam Dower Jr. called it a reality check. Junior guard Gary Bell Jr. noted that the team had to start playing hungry.

Team meeting helped Gonzaga men squash 0-2 slide

Junior guard Kevin Pangos said something had to change. Senior forward Sam Dower Jr. called it a reality check. Junior guard Gary Bell Jr. noted that the team had to start playing hungry.

Gonzaga, BYU to meet in WCC title game

David Stockton had 18 points, Sam Dower Jr. added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Gonzaga advanced to the West Coast Conference championship game for the 14th straight year with a 70-54 win over Saint Mary’s Monday night.

Guards power Gonzaga past Cougars

Gonzaga’s backcourt took center stage. David Stockton, Gary Bell Jr. and Kevin Pangos stuffed the stat sheet and Sam Dower Jr. added 18 points as the Bulldogs pulled away from BYU 84-69 in front of an energized crowd of 6,000 Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.