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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk sidelined from FIBA World Cup by knee injury

A knee injury has ended former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk’s stint with the Canadian national team.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Backloaded WCC schedule awaits Gonzaga men’s basketball

Gonzaga on Tuesday learned its WCC schedule for the 2020 season and most of its toughest contests figure to fall over the final three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

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: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Gonzaga adds Lewis-Clark State, UT Arlington to nonconference men’s basketball schedule

Gonzaga continues to fill out its nonconference basketball schedule.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

X-rays negative after Kelly Olynyk suffers knee injury while playing for Team Canada

The injury that sidelined Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during a Wednesday exhibition with the Canadian national team in Toronto turned out to be nothing more than a bruised knee


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss ready to begin NBA journey with Jazz

The former Gonzaga star jogs between five courts Monday at the HUB Sports Center to check on 122 youngsters at his third annual skills camp, leaning over to high-five one …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs with Charlotte

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins has signed another contract with the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA team on Tuesday announced the signing of Perkins and guard Joe Chealey, but didn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams signs with pro team in Israel

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams is heading overseas to continue his professional basketball career. Williams signed recently with Maccabi Rishon in Israel.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named assistant coach for USA select team

Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Former Gonzaga analytics coordinator Riccardo Fois settling into new role with Phoenix Suns

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to school following the 2019 season. So did a member of the Zags’ coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines.


Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall signs with pro team in Czech Republic

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall has signed to play professionally in the Czech Republic, according to Eurobasket.com.


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Gonzaga one of six finalists for talented center Walker Kessler

Walker Kessler, one of top centers in the 2020 class, has narrowed the list of schools he’s considering to six.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Four Gonzaga basketball players earn NABC academic honors

Four Gonzaga Bulldogs were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ 2018-19 Honors Court.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Four former Gonzaga standouts invited to Canadian national team training camp

Brandon Clarke, Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Pangos and Kyle Wiltjer are among the 29 players invited to the early August training camp in Toronto.


John Stockton joins panel of local Olympians

Staff report


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

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: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Brandon Clarke’s slam in OT sends Memphis Grizzlies to Summer League title game

Brandon Clarke dunked with 10.7 left in overtime as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals.


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: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Passed over in NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Washington State’s Robert Franks playing with chips on their shoulders for Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins and Robert Franks come from different parts of the country, attended different colleges and essentially have taken different paths in their basketball careers.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Oumar Ballo and Joel Ayayi make All-Star Five at FIBA World Cup

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, …