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 night.
They are there and he is here in Spokane, but if it bothers Killian Tillie even a whit it is undetectable – even if he fully expected to be there, too.
Williams-Goss is joining the Utah Jazz on a three-year contract, according to multiple reports, two years after being drafted late in the second round by the NBA team.
Gonzaga men’s basketball has been selected as one of the recipients of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Awards.
Gonzaga’s first-round opponent at the Battle 4 Atlantis will be Southern Mississippi.
Who’s in? Who’s out? With Washington State’s 2019-20 basketball roster finalized, we take a look at all of the offseason transactions, dividing it up by the returners (6), newcomers (8), departures (3), transfers (4) and decommits (2).
The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith Jr. The school says it received its notice of allegations and now has 90 days to respond. The notice includes four serious charges, with two potential top-level charges. The NCAA alleges Orlando Early provided Smith and his associates approximately $46,700 in impermissible benefits.
After months of acquisitions, departures and transfer portal uncertainty, new Washington State coach Kyle Smith can rest easy having finalized the Cougars’ 2019-20 roster.
Gary Bell Jr., one of the best 3-point shooters in Gonzaga history and a steady force at both ends of the court, is returning to the Zags as a graduate assistant coach.
Gonzaga Bulldogs incoming freshman center Oumar Ballo and redshirt sophomore guard Joel Ayayi both were named to the All-Star Five team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, Greece, on Sunday.
After missing the first two games of group play, Ballo has averaged 18.3 points and 13 assists in four contests.
Ballo had 21 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots in an 84-74 victory over Puerto Rico 84-74 on Friday, lifting Mali into the semifinals. Mali had never advanced to the event’s round of eight, and now it’s in the final four.
Zach Norvell Jr., no stranger to hitting clutch shots when he played for Gonzaga, has carried that trait into the pros.
It’s always fun to see family and friends, but after nine years in the WNBA, a trip to Seattle doesn’t have the same allure that it once did for Courtney Vandersloot.
Current and future Gonzaga players continue to be one of the major storylines at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.
Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person say the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes. They asked a judge in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to spare him from prison in the scandal that touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Prosecutors say Person accepted $91,500 in bribes to steer top players to a financial adviser.
South Carolina’s top-ranked women’s basketball recruits are on campus and the confident group expects to make the Gamecocks championship contenders again. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley brought in four of the game’s top-11 prospects, led by third-rated Aliyah Boston of Massachusetts and fourth-rated Zia Cooke of Toledo, Ohio. Cooke says the newcomers have been teamed together often at workouts and have put on a show that Gamecock fans are going to enjoy watching.
Joel Ayayi put on a show, but his Gonzaga teammate Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the win.
UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach. An NCAA panel outlined numerous violations, most of them occurring between 2013 and 2018. It agreed with penalties UConn self-imposed in January, including the loss of one scholarship for the 2019-20 season. Ollie’s attorney says the former coach plans to appeal the sanctions.
Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi helped their respective teams to wins Sunday for the second straight day at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.