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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: 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.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke first Gonzaga duo selected in first round of NBA draft

Rui Hachimura, wearing special attire for the occasion, made history Thursday night in New York and Japan and contributed to another major milestone for Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

NBA draft updates: History made as Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke give Gonzaga two first-round picks; Zach Norvell Jr. goes undrafted

The Gonzaga men’s basketball program has had two players selected in the first round of the NBA draft for the first time.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Rui Hachimura signs endorsement deal with Nissin, maker of Cup Noodles, on eve of NBA draft

Japanese tennis players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also Nissin brand ambassadors.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?

The NBA couldn’t have asked for a better draft lead-in than the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade. While the first wave of headlines rightfully belonged to the Los Angeles Lakers, the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Dynamic duo: History awaits Gonzaga, Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke at NBA draft

Gonzaga’s starting five at the NBA draft: Projected first-round picks Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, head coach Mark Few and assistant coaches Brian Michaelson and Tommy Lloyd.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Guessing game has Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke going in middle of first round at NBA draft

There are dozens of NBA mock drafts, top 100 rankings and best players available lists. Newspapers and television outlets are conducting live mock drafts.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke invited to NBA draft green room

Gonzaga Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke won’t know for sure where they will go until the NBA draft on June 20, but they received a pretty good indication Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura skipping NBA draft combine

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura has opted to skip the NBA draft combine next week, apparently following in the footsteps of former Zag Domantas Sabonis.


Zags like Filip Petrusev might as well take advantage of new NCAA rule

There are always unintended consequences to every NCAA action. Not unforeseeable ones, just unintended ones.


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

We picked the brains of ESPN’s Sean Farnham, CBS Sports’ Wally Szczerbiak and an NBA scout about Hachimura, Clarke and the NBA draft.


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.