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Ex-Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs Exhibit 10 contract with Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins, GU’s all-time assist leader, wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. joining Lakers on two-way contract

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. didn’t hear his name called in Thursday’s NBA draft but he quickly found an NBA opportunity.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

John Blanchette: Despite their collegiate accomplishments, the toughest challenges still await this bunch of Bulldogs

Both players, Hachimura in particular, will have to endure the modern blather that suggests that any first-rounder who falls short of All-Pro status is somehow a bust.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke first Gonzaga duo selected in first round of NBA draft

Rui Hachimura, wearing special attire for the occasion, made history Thursday night in New York and Japan and contributed to another major milestone for Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

NBA draft updates: History made as Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke give Gonzaga two first-round picks; Zach Norvell Jr. goes undrafted

The Gonzaga men’s basketball program has had two players selected in the first round of the NBA draft for the first time.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson not picked for final USA U19 World Cup roster

The Gonzaga Prep standout was one of 18 finalists out of 31 training-camp participants, but wasn’t selected for the final 12-man roster announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Rui Hachimura signs endorsement deal with Nissin, maker of Cup Noodles, on eve of NBA draft

Japanese tennis players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also Nissin brand ambassadors.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Dynamic duo: History awaits Gonzaga, Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke at NBA draft

Gonzaga’s starting five at the NBA draft: Projected first-round picks Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, head coach Mark Few and assistant coaches Brian Michaelson and Tommy Lloyd.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Guessing game has Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke going in middle of first round at NBA draft

There are dozens of NBA mock drafts, top 100 rankings and best players available lists. Newspapers and television outlets are conducting live mock drafts.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Anton Watson makes first cut for USA U19 squad

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson is one of 18 finalists for the USA U19 World Cup team.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Grad transfer Derryck Thornton, who visited Gonzaga, commits to Boston College

Gonzaga’s opening in the backcourt remains open. The Zags have been looking to add another veteran guard but it won’t be USC graduate transfer point guard Derryck Thornton. Thornton has …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Two-sport star Jalen Suggs high on Gonzaga, and vice versa

Gonzaga is one of dozens recruiting Suggs, who also has football interest from the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Georgia. Several schools, including Tennessee, seem amenable to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga will host ACC power North Carolina on Dec. 18

The date is set for one of Gonzaga’s biggest home basketball games.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke invited to NBA draft green room

Gonzaga Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke won’t know for sure where they will go until the NBA draft on June 20, but they received a pretty good indication Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Few Good Men sidelined from The Basketball Tournament for first time in four years

There will be a few former Zags on rosters, but the Gonzaga-centric Few Good Men will not be involved in The Basketball Tournament this summer.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga, Washington extend basketball series for four games through 2024 season

Gonzaga has dominated the men’s basketball series recently with Washington, but the rivalry grew more interesting last year when the Zags escaped with an 81-79 win in Spokane. The programs …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Point guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring from Gonzaga

Greg Foster Jr. has entered his name in the transfer portal and isn’t expected to return to Gonzaga, according to a source.


New 3-point distance could assist Gonzaga’s offense

The NCAA has approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance, which probably won’t raise an eyebrow for the six international players on Gonzaga’s roster next season.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

‘Gonzaga Legends’ event returns for summer show just in time for Hoopfest

On Thursday, June 27, former Zags basketball stars Kelly Olynyk, Steven Gray, David Pendergraft and Heather Bowman will headline the second “Gonzaga Legends” event at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball will face Portland and Pacific once during 16-game conference schedule

Gonzaga knows it’ll play seven conference foes twice and two opponents just once under the WCC’s new scheduling system.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Killian Tillie’s return bolsters Gonzaga’s experience, frontcourt

Killian Tillie is coming back, a decision that gives Gonzaga a cornerstone for next season and affords the talented forward an opportunity to elevate his draft stock.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie expected to return for senior season

Killian Tillie’s status has been one of the biggest question marks regarding Gonzaga’s 2019-2020 roster, but it appears he will return for his senior season.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods says Gonzaga in his top three

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods lists Gonzaga among his top three schools. Woods told The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina, that he’s also considering South Carolina and Michigan.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Anton Watson earns invite to USA U19 World Cup training camp

Anton Watson, Gonzaga Prep standout and incoming Gonzaga Bulldog freshman, has been invited to the USA U19 World Cup team training camp.


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 11:39 p.m.

Ex-Zag Zach Collins proving he belongs in NBA

Zach Collins didn’t know what to expect when he joined up with the Portland Trail Blazers as a gangly 7-foot rookie in the summer of 2017. Would he play right …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

South Dakota State transfer David Jenkins, who had Gonzaga as finalist, picks UNLV

South Dakota State transfer David Jenkins Jr., who had Gonzaga in his final three, is headed to UNLV to be reunited with former Jackrabbits coach T.J. Otzelberger.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga notebook: USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton sets dates for visit; Brandon Clarke lines up NBA workouts

USC graduate transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to visit Gonzaga from May 28-30.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Dan Dickau’s ties to Portland Trail Blazers go back to his childhood

Dan Dickau has experienced the Portland Trail Blazers organization in several capacities.