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UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Postponement puts former Gonzaga great Rui Hachimura’s Olympics dreams on hold

Roughly a year ago, former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura was in a commercial promoting the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was set to lead Japan’s team at the Games …


UPDATED: Sun., March 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis’ meteoric NBA rise is no surprise to anyone around Indiana’s versatile forward

Several days before the sports world was sidelined by coronavirus, Sabonis had 20 points and 17 rebounds against Dallas on March 8, which gave the ex-Zag 50 double-doubles on the …


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert named finalist for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga junior Corey Kispert is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Gonzaga rewind: Rui Hachimura executes game plan to return for Senior Night

Rui Hachimura kept Gonzaga’s Senior Night in the back of his mind, even as he did countless media interviews and prepared for his first NBA season with the Washington Wizards. …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Rui Hachimura makes surprise visit to the Kennel for Gonzaga’s Senior Night game against Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga won the pregame on Senior Night prior to facing Saint Mary’s on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Miles Bridges, Zion Williamson lead U.S. over Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke, World in Rising Stars Challenge

Miles Bridges scored 20 points and took MVP honors, Eric Paschall added 23 more and the U.S. beat the World 151-131 in the Rising Stars Challenge


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Memphis Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke soaks in NBA experience ahead of first All-Star Weekend

Brandon Clarke’s first NBA All-Star Weekend figures to be a special experience.


Rui Hachimura, NBA’s new Japanese star, partners with sneaker reseller Goat

Online sneaker marketplace Goat is teaming up with NBA rookie Rui Hachimura, hoping his popularity in his native Japan will help the company make inroads in one of its biggest …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert makes top 10 for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga junior Corey Kispert is one of 10 candidates for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke selected for Rising Stars game

Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke will be teammates again after both former Gonzaga standouts were selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis compiles strong case for NBA All-Star selection

John Stockton is the only former Gonzaga player to make an All-Star game roster, but that could change in the near future. The 23-year-old Sabonis has put together an impressive …


Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura underwent groin procedure

Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will be re-evaluated in two weeks while he continues to recover from a minor procedure associated with a groin injury he sustained on Dec. …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Rui Hachimura expected to miss ‘a couple’ of more weeks with groin soreness

Rui Hachimura, the Washington Wizards forward and former Gonzaga standout, was off to a promising rookie season before taking a kick to the groin on Dec. 16.


Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams nears return to NBA

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is close to returning to the NBA, according to published reports. Williams is expected to sign with the Washington Wizards.


Injured Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura to miss at least 5 games

Washington Wizards rookie forward Rui Hachimura will miss at least the team’s next five games after hurting his groin


Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura growing with each game in NBA

In what could best be described as a veteran move, Rui Hachimura tried to duck out of doing a postgame media session by pleading that he was worried about missing …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Q&A: Former Gonzaga, rookie Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura on growing up in Japan – and dunking on LeBron James

Rui Hachimura, 21, is a forward for the Washington Wizards. He became the first Japanese player selected in the first round of the NBA draft when the team chose him …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

NBA roundup: Despite Rui Hachimura’s 21 points, Wizards fall to Cavaliers

Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 to end a three-game skid.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura shines in NBA debut: ‘This is just the beginning’

The tale of the tape from Rui Hachimura’s NBA debut Wednesday in Dallas was impressive: 14 points and 10 rebounds over nearly 25 minutes for Washington in a 108-100 loss.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

With Rui Hachimura, first NBA draft pick from Japan, Wizards make big play for new audience

When the Washington Wizards drafted Rui Hachimura ninth overall four months ago, coaches liked what they were getting: a two-way player with a massive wingspan and a ton of potential.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019

Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura looks like a ‘wise veteran’ in first preseason game

The rookie selected ninth overall in this summer’s NBA draft made his exhibition opener Monday night appear like one of many highlights coming in his 2019-20 season reel.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup

Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura taking break from FIBA World Cup

Rui Hachimura is getting a much-needed break from basketball.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura held to four points in blowout loss to Team USA

Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019

Rising star: Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura proving himself on FIBA World Cup stage

Japan is winless in two World Cup games, but the stage has not been too big for Rui Hachimura.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Domantas Sabonis helps Lithuania past Canada, ex-Zags teammates Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga’s international success in recruiting has been on display at the FIBA World Cup in China, including one matchup Tuesday involving three former Zag teammates.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP and Memphis wins Summer League title

Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday …



UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.