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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.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie pulls out of NBA Draft Combine

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie will not be attending the NBA Draft Combine after all. Tillie, Auburn’s Chuma Okeke and Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter withdrew from the combine.


USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton has Gonzaga on five-school list

Gonzaga is one of the schools on USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton’s list.


In “new world” of college basketball, Gonzaga has mastered roster retooling

There was a time not all that long ago when Gonzaga’s roster was reasonably stable annually, typically stocked with several experienced players, perhaps a sit-out transfer and an incoming recruiting …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. says he’s staying in NBA draft

It appears Zach Norvell Jr. has played his last game in a Gonzaga uniform. The sophomore wing told reporters in Atlanta after a Thursday workout for the Hawks that he …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura skipping NBA draft combine

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura has opted to skip the NBA draft combine next week, apparently following in the footsteps of former Zag Domantas Sabonis.


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Texas A&M graduate transfer Admon Gilder commits to Gonzaga

Gonzaga picked up a commitment Sunday from a top graduate transfer.


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie sprains ankle in first NBA workout

Killian Tillie’s injury woes returned in his first workout with an NBA team.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Gonzaga could make another run at Duke decommit Boogie Ellis

News of Boogie Ellis receiving his release from Duke came out Thursday morning. The Zags were among 10 programs that quickly made contact with the San Diego prep standout.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Transfer guards Admon Gilder, David Jenkins Jr. visiting Gonzaga this weekend

Gonzaga has a big recruiting weekend ahead, with campus visits from a pair of transfer guards. Texas A&M graduate transfer Admon Gilder and South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr. are …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Gonzaga among programs in mix for Texas A&M grad transfer Admon Gilder

Admon Gilder, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound combo guard, is considered one of the top graduate transfers. He’s visiting Texas Tech this weekend, and the former Dallas prep standout has reportedly drawn …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Talented young center Oumar Ballo signs with Gonzaga

Gonzaga officially added a big piece of its 2019 recruiting class. The Zags on Tuesday announced the signing of Oumar Ballo, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center from Mali. He orally committed …


Zags like Filip Petrusev might as well take advantage of new NCAA rule

There are always unintended consequences to every NCAA action. Not unforeseeable ones, just unintended ones.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev submits name for NBA Draft, but plans on returning to school

Add another name to Gonzaga’s list of underclassmen entering the NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie testing NBA draft waters

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie has decided to test the NBA draft waters. Tillie submitted his name for the June 20 draft, according to a school release Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga and Eastern Washington to resume basketball series after eight-year drought

The EWU athletic department confirmed Saturday that the Eagles will face the Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the 2019-2020 season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


Proposal to slow graduate transfer market could affect Gonzaga basketball, Washington State football

A proposal that aims to slow the graduate transfer market could be a mixed bag for local college football and men’s basketball programs.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:09 a.m.

John Blanchette: There’s no debating Rui Hachimura’s legacy at Gonzaga

And now begins the debate over what Rui Hachimura might become.


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins will be one of 64 seniors attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award as college basketball’s top small forward

Rui Hachimura added another major honor to his awards collection. Gonzaga’s standout junior forward was named the Julius Erving Award winner as the top small forward in the nation Friday …