Stories tagged: joel ayayi
UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020
Tentative NBA draft withdrawal date set for Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi, Filip Petrusev and Washington State’s CJ Elleby
The four local underclassmen who’ve dipped their toes into the NBA draft could have up to 60 days to decide whether to forgo their college eligibility and turn professional or …
Wed., May 13, 2020
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.
UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020
Filip Petrusev has become the third Gonzaga Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.
UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020
Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.
UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020
If there’s a lack of consensus on assorted NBA mock drafts and big boards, there was little hesitation from The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and ESPN’s Sean Farnham. “I think it’s …
UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020
LAS VEGAS – Joel Ayayi sported a fashionable ensemble: WCC Tournament championship hat and T-shirt, net draped around his neck and MVP trophy in his hands.
UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020
West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors returned to Gonzaga – and France – Tuesday night at the Orleans Arena
Mon., March 9, 2020
Joel Ayayi made a string of giant plays in the final 4-plus minutes Monday, and his team was extremely grateful, because the sophomore guard carried the top-seeded Bulldogs past No. …
UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020
Joel Ayayi hears the rumbling that his play has faded during the stretch drive of the regular season. He doesn’t agree, pointing out that assumption is based largely on, well, …
UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev named WCC player of year, joins Corey Kispert, Killian Tillie as first-team selections
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named WCC Player of the Year, becoming the first sophomore to win the award since 1981.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020
Senior guards TJ Haws and Jake Toolson are next in line, but we’ll go with Jake Toolson, a grad transfer from Utah Valley who played at BYU as a freshman.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Gonzaga knows what’s coming next: bruises.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019
Traveling to see family for Christmas is commonplace. Whether it be across town or across the country, families make it work.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Several options with EWU’s productive forward tandem of Kim Aiken Jr. and Mason Peatling, but we’re picking guard Jacob Davison.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Analysis: Joel Ayayi takes advantage of first start, scores 16 points as Gonzaga routs Texas Southern
Ayayi delivered 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists and six other Zags reached double figures as the No. 9 Gonzaga crushed Texas Southern 101-62 Wednesday in front of 6,000 …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
It’s just a guess, but more than likely the weather was better in the Bahamas, where Gonzaga spent its Thanksgiving weekend, than it was Wednesday night in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
But perhaps the most important stat thus far is the rebounding numbers. The Zags are plus-17.8 per game, a gaudy number no matter the level of competition.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
Joel Ayayi is feeling more at ease on the court and it’s reflected in his impressive stat lines through two games.
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Gonzaga has just four returning players, but don’t expect to see the 2018-19 versions of Killian Tillie, Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi this season. All four are slated …
UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019
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, …
UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019
After missing the first two games of group play, Ballo has averaged 18.3 points and 13 assists in four contests.
UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019
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
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
Joel Ayayi put on a show, but his Gonzaga teammate Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the win.
UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019
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
Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi had strong first games Saturday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.
UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019
It was a French treat, served up to Killian Tillie and Joel Ayayi on a silver platter moments after Gonzaga finished off Baylor 83-71 in the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
The McCarthey Athletic Center is still full but it doesn’t sound the same during Gonzaga’s holiday-break games.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2018
Joel Ayayi isn’t picky about the pronunciation of his name. Good thing, because nearly everybody messes up not only his surname but his first name.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018
Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …