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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Gonzaga holds steady in rankings, NCAA title odds post early-entry deadline

The early-entry NBA draft deadline expired earlier this week and the outlook for Gonzaga, which had as much at stake as any program in the country, barely changed.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Corey Kispert happy with decision to return to Gonzaga for senior season

Corey Kispert is coming back to Gonzaga for his senior season.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Joel Ayayi returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Gonzaga announced Saturday that Ayayi is returning for his junior season and he will not pursue any professional options.

UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

Filip Petrusev leaving Gonzaga to begin professional basketball career

Filip Petrusev has played his last game in a Gonzaga uniform.

UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Killian Tillie preps for next step in career

The resilient, positive attitude that defined Killian Tillie during four seasons at Gonzaga continues to serve him well with basketball essentially sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Gonzaga wing Corey Kispert’s decision on hold with unsettled pre-NBA draft process

“It’s the million dollar question,” said Kispert, when asked what would keep him in the draft and what would bring him back to GU.

Gonzaga trio, WSU’s CJ Elleby receive additional time to consider draft decisions

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.

Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia

Teshaun Hightower, who led the Green Wave in scoring last season, was booked into jail Saturday on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault, Henry County Jail records show.

UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev declares for draft without hiring an agent

Filip Petrusev has become the third Gonzaga Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.

Wake Forest grad transfer Chaundee Brown has Gonzaga in final four

Wake Forest’s Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing, listed Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State and LSU as his final four in a tweet Saturday night.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft but indicates No. 1 option is returning to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.

UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert testing NBA draft waters, won’t hire agent

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is chasing his dream and keeping the option open to return for his senior season.

UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

Washington State’s CJ Elleby declares for NBA draft while preserving eligibility

Because of the novel coronavirus, the pre-NBA draft process may not look the way it did last year for CJ Elleby, but Washington State’s top scorer and rebounder will go …

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft.

Arizona’s Nico Mannion joins Zeke Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft.

Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility.

UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Analysts rank Killian Tillie as Gonzaga’s top professional prospect

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 …

Arizona State’s Romello White joins Remy Martin in declaring for draft

Arizona State junior big man Romello White is joining teammate Remy Martin in declaring for the NBA draft

Arizona’s Zeke Nnaji declares for NBA draft after one season

Zeke Nnaji has declared for the NBA draft after one productive season at Arizona.

Duke sophomore point guard Tre Jones declares for NBA draft

Duke sophomore Tre Jones says he will enter the NBA draft.

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Georgia’s Anthony Edwards announces plans to enter NBA draft

Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards has announced his plans to enter the NBA draft.

Memphis’ James Wiseman says he has withdrawn from school

James Wiseman’s college career has come to an end after just three games with the Memphis center and likely NBA lottery pick saying on social media he has withdrawn from …

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants the hat game fixed. Silver is mindful that it was awkward for draft picks this year who were selected by one team and had already …

UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019

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: Fri., June 21, 2019

Analysis: Right hat or wrong hat, the confusion takes away from the spectacle of the NBA draft

When the careers for players like De’Andre Hunter and Jarrett Culver are long over, when they look back at the scrapbook of their basketball lives, they will more than likely …

Washington stars Matisse Thybulle, Jaylen Nowell taken in NBA draft

Philadelphia moved up four spots from No. 24 to 20 to select Thybulle in a trade with Boston that cost the 76ers the No. 33 pick in the second round.

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

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

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

New Orleans Pelicans take Duke’s Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick, going with the Duke force who is considered one of the most exciting prospects in years.