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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, 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: 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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

Perhaps you’re in the camp that believes Gonzaga junuor forwards Rui Machimura and Brandon Clarke are first-round NBA draft picks, and both are probably going to turn pro. You have …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke named to Wooden Award All-American team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes AP All-America second team, Brandon Clarke on third team

There’s another Gonzaga streak that doesn’t receive as much attention as the program’s 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 straight opening-round wins and five Sweet 16s in a row. Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura’s contributions help Japan earn spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is positioned to add another significant accomplishment to his basketball career.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke mum about future following NCAA Tournament exit

Big decisions loom for Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke now that the 2018-19 season is over, but the junior forwards were still officially Gonzaga basketball players when they left the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura named to West Region all-tournament team, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver Most Outstanding Player

The winning team out of the NCAA Tournament’s West Region was also home to the Most Outstanding Player. Jarrett Culver averaged 20.5 points with 4.5 rebounds to lead the Texas …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named NABC first-team All-American

Rui Hachimura became the third Gonzaga player ever named first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).


Gonzaga quartet earns National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors

Mark Few was selected coach of the year. Junior forwards Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named first team and sophomore wing Zach Norvell Jr. made second team.


Special guest visits with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura ahead of NCAA Tournament

Junior forward Rui Hachimura was greeted after Gonzaga’s shoot-around Wednesday by 95-year-old Wataru ‘Wat’ Misaka, the first player of Asian descent and the first non-white player in the NBA, known …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Five standouts and five sleepers from Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament

The All-America candidates in Mark Few’s frontcourt might be the headliners this week at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, but Gonzaga’s pod at the NCAA Tournament is …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Naismith Trophy final four

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 11:51 a.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named first-team All-America by U.S. Basketball Writers Association

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura was named first-team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Mark Few is a finalist for the USBWA’s Coach of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 2:02 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and WSU’s Robert Franks earn District IX honors

Mark Few was named District IX Coach of the Year and Rui Hachimura was named the district’s Player of the Year, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke among 15 candidates for Wooden Award

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura joined 13 others on the ballot for the Wooden Award Trophy for college basketball’s most outstanding player and the Wooden Award All-American team.


Can’t miss moments: Maui Invitational win, rise to No. 1 ranking top list of season highlights for Gonzaga men’s basketball

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs finished a perfect 16-0 in West Coast Conference play and won the WCC by five games. The only losses for the 29-2 Zags came against Tennessee …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Gonzaga guards pick up scoring pace as defenses zero in on bigs

Gonzaga’s WCC opponents have devoted heavy resources toward slowing Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke. The No. 1-ranked Zags, more specifically their guards, have noticed, and they’re taking advantage of their …


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: Wed., March 6, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura one of five finalists for Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, named WCC Player of the Year on Tuesday, is one of five finalists for the Julius Erving Award for small forward of the year.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 4:14 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura named semifinalist for Naismith Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy player of year.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

Gonzaga dominates WCC awards, Rui Hachimura named Player of the Year

Junior forward Rui Hachimura was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Mark Few collected his 13th Coach of the Year award. Brandon Clarke, who had 11 double-doubles, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Gonzaga offense eyes improvement in rematch against patient Pacific

It was arguably Gonzaga’s worst offensive performance of the season. The Zags still won by 31 points.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Plan B for Gonzaga players: Josh Perkins passes to Brandon Clarke … on the gridiron?

If you really want to stump Gonzaga basketball players, don’t bother trying an intricate matchup zone or a crafty offensive set. Ask them what they would be doing if they …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Gonzaga-San Diego key matchup: Isaiah Pineiro, Rui Hachimura back for more

Isaiah Pineiro, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward, torched the Zags for a career-high-tying 30 points two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura among 30 candidates for Naismith player of the year

Gonzaga forwards Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura have been named to the Naismith Trophy midseason team and they’re among 30 candidates for the Naismith player of the year.


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura finalist for Oscar Robertson Trophy

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura is one of 12 finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy awarded to college basketball’s player of the year.