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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP of NBA Summer League

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 …


John Blanchette: After forgoing early entry into the NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie must go about reinventing – and improving – his game

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, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rui Hachimura begins his NBA career as the future of the Washington Wizards and ‘the hope of Japan’

The Rui Hachimura era is underway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss joining Utah Jazz

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.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …


Gonzaga men’s basketball earns NABC academic award for third straight year

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 draws Southern Miss in Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Gonzaga’s first-round opponent at the Battle 4 Atlantis will be Southern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Gary Bell Jr. returning to Gonzaga as graduate assistant

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 …


John Blanchette: Pat Shine coaxed into All-Star spotlight again to help Christian Yelich at Home Run Derby

Face it, you don’t want to be the caddie who hands his golfer the wrong club. Or the field-goal holder who doesn’t get the laces out.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

Incoming Gonzaga recruit Oumar Ballo keeps Mali rolling at FIBA U19 World Cup

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. knocks down winning shot to lead Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento Kings

Zach Norvell Jr., no stranger to hitting clutch shots when he played for Gonzaga, has carried that trait into the pros.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev helps Serbia stay unbeaten at FIBA U19 World Cup

Current and future Gonzaga players continue to be one of the major storylines at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi scores 33 points in France’s loss to Serbia, Filip Petrusev

Joel Ayayi put on a show, but his Gonzaga teammate Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the win.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

NBA star Isaiah Thomas teams up with Hoopfest

Hoopfest has been known in recent years to pull in famous athletes to show off during the busy weekend. After Rui Hachimura on Saturday, Hoopfest went a step further and …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi guide respective teams to second World Cup wins

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.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins, Zykera Rice take in Hoopfest dunk contest as judges

Fans at Hoopfest’s Nike Center Court were treated to a special surprise as four former Gonzaga basketball players took the court Saturday. Rui Hachimura, the ninth overall pick in this …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi off to strong start at FIBA U19 World Cup

Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi had strong first games Saturday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Battle Ground big Kaden Perry commits to Gonzaga

Gonzaga is on the board in the 2021 recruiting class with a commitment from in-state forward Kaden Perry.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: David Pendergraft’s heart, hustle made him a fan favorite with the Bulldogs

Gonzaga coach Mark Few recently sat in David Pendergraft’s Airway Heights office, each exchanging anecdotes from their mid-2000s teams.


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: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

New Gonzaga guards Ryan Woolridge, Admon Gilder have crossed paths before

Ryan Woolridge can’t remember the exact year, but he played with Admon Gilder on the same AAU team in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

North Texas grad transfer Ryan Woolridge commits to Gonzaga

North Texas graduate transfer Ryan Woolridge visited Spokane over the weekend and committed Sunday to the Zags.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Japan hails Rui Hachimura’s NBA selection as new era for sport

Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft after being taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Kelly Olynyk happy to take a break from South Beach for a trip back to Spokane, Hoopfest

The Miami Heat forward has tried illustrating the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament to some of his less-familiar NBA teammates, but he insists it’s something they’d appreciate with their own …


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, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Heather Bowman has plenty of competitive fire remaining nearly a decade after her final time in a Bulldogs’ jersey

The former GU star can see the Kennel from her office just off Division Street, and she’s always welcome to join the current Zags for a practice.


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.