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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams signs with pro team in Israel

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams is heading overseas to continue his professional basketball career. Williams signed recently with Maccabi Rishon in Israel.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura leads Washington Wizards past Atlanta Hawks

Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two blocks.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Lakers extend qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

The Los Angeles Lakers extended a qualifying offer to former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, the NBA team announced. The move means Williams becomes a restricted free agent on Sunday. If …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Johnathan Williams adjusts to new role – super fan – during Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 triumph

As Florida State crept closer to Gonzaga, shaving the Bulldogs’ second-half lead to six points, five points and finally four points, Johnathan Williams started to grow anxious, just like every …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis keeps close eye on the Bulldogs during breakout NBA season

Sometimes a picture truly is worth 1,000 words. When Domantas Sabonis was asked how proud he is to see Gonzaga again ranked No. 1, the Indiana big man didn’t utter …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis working way up NBA ranks

The only thing that’s changed is the uniform. Domantas Sabonis roams the court, setting concrete screens, collecting rebounds, taking high-percentage shots, dunking followed by an occasional Sabonis’ flex/snarl. Just like …


Zags alum Johnathan Williams shines in NBA debut with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams made his NBA debut Monday night and it was quite a first impression.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Lakers sign former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams to two-way contract

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is back with the Los Angeles Lakers organization. The Lakers announced Friday they’ve signed Williams to a two-way contract and waived forward Travis Wear …


Lakers release former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

Johnathan Williams made a spirited bid in the preseason to make the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster, but the former Gonzaga Bulldog was released Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Johnathan Williams brings strong work ethic from Gonzaga to the Los Angeles Lakers

Now, the former Bulldog who went undrafted in June and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in July is hoping it’s been enough to land him a roster spot when …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs with Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams’ pursuit of a spot in the NBA took another step forward.The 6-foot-9 forward apparently made a good summer league impression on the Los Angeles Lakers. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams signs NBA Summer League contract with Los Angeles Lakers

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will play with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Summer League, the forward confirmed in a text message.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams puts in time, miles to audition for NBA teams

Johnathan Williams has been everywhere, man, he’s been everywhere.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Mariners’ Gonzaga Night features plenty of Zags

The Seattle Mariners’ fourth annual Gonzaga Night will have a strong Zags presence. Former Zag Marco Gonzales is scheduled to start Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field. …


Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams attending Pro Basketball Combine

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will participate in the Professional Basketball Combine (PBC) on May 22-23 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams makes Senior CLASS second team

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams’ awards collection keeps on growing. Williams on Friday was named Senior CLASS Award second-team All-American.


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams tabbed AP All-America honorable mention

Senior forward Johnathan Williams has continued yet another impressive Gonzaga streak.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Jonathan Williams reflects on Gonzaga season as an ‘awesome journey’

It wasn’t quite the ending Johnathan Williams had hoped for in his final season at Gonzaga. But shortly after Gonzaga’s 75-60 loss to Florida State, Williams reflected on the 32-5 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Gonzaga didn’t see best of Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop in first meeting

Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop has played in 32 games and twice failed to reach double figures: Rutgers (season-low six points) and Gonzaga (seven points).


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams reaches rebounding milestone in win over UNC Greensboro

Johnathan Williams reached 1,000 career rebounds in Gonzaga’s 68-64 win over UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Johnathan Williams comes up big when Gonzaga’s other bigs were struggling

Johnathan Williams was Gonzaga’s go-to man most of the game and nothing changed inside the Zags’ locker room. Williams was being quizzed by a reporter when he was summoned by …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Johnathan Williams can stretch for a rebound, but Gonzaga coach says forward ‘not the most flexible’ on yoga mats

Mark Few wouldn’t win many low-post duels with Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, but the Bulldogs coach likes his chances against the 6-foot-9 senior on a yoga mat.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga has huge edge in NCAA Tournament experience over newbie UNC Greensboro

Gonzaga will play in its 50th NCAA Tournament game on Thursday. UNC Greensboro will line up for its third.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams named first-team All-District 9

The honors are starting to stack up for Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie voted WCC Tournament most outstanding player

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie was asked for one word in his native French to describe how the Zags played in


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Johnathan Williams pick up District IX honors

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Johnathan Williams earned United States Basketball Writers Association District IX honors.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named coach of year; six Zags receive All-WCC recognition

Gonzaga relied on balance during the regular season and that was evident when All-WCC honors were announced Tuesday. Mark Few was voted WCC coach of the year for the 12th …