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In “new world” of college basketball, Gonzaga has mastered roster retooling

There was a time not all that long ago when Gonzaga’s roster was reasonably stable annually, typically stocked with several experienced players, perhaps a sit-out transfer and an incoming recruiting …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. says he’s staying in NBA draft

It appears Zach Norvell Jr. has played his last game in a Gonzaga uniform. The sophomore wing told reporters in Atlanta after a Thursday workout for the Hawks that he …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie sprains ankle in first NBA workout

Killian Tillie’s injury woes returned in his first workout with an NBA team.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Washington State’s CJ Elleby signs with agent, schedules workouts with five NBA teams

Washington State freshman forward CJ Elleby has hired an agent and plans to work out for a handful of NBA teams in the coming weeks while still preserving his college …


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev submits name for NBA Draft, but plans on returning to school

Add another name to Gonzaga’s list of underclassmen entering the NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie testing NBA draft waters

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie has decided to test the NBA draft waters. Tillie submitted his name for the June 20 draft, according to a school release Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the …


Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement on his Instagram page. He …


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 …


Duke’s Cam Reddish turns pro, hires agent

Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on social media Thursday, the day after teammate RJ Barrett said he …


Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort declares for NBA draft

Arizona State freshman guard Luguentz Dort has declared for the NBA draft and will sign with an agent. Dort announced his decision on Twitter. Dort averaged 16.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

RJ Barrett to enter NBA draft after one season at Duke

Duke freshman forward RJ Barrett announced his decision in a video posted on social media. He calls playing at Duke a dream and adds that “it’s also a dream of …


Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Kansas star Dedric Lawson declare for NBA draft

Carsen Edwards of Purdue and Dedric Lawson of Kansas have announced they will declare for the NBA draft.


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.


Murray State: All-American Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft

Murray State says that All-American guard Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft following a record-breaking season for the Racers. The athletic 6-foot-3 sophomore is projected as a lottery pick …


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: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:37 p.m.

Washington State freshman CJ Elleby declares for NBA draft, won’t hire agent immediately

CJ Elleby will declare for the NBA draft, but the Washington State freshman won’t hire an agent, leaving him the option to return for a sophomore season with the Cougars …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Suns pick Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton first overall in NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

The all-time NBA draft – the best pick from every slot

Here’s a look at The Best of The Best – the top all-time NBA picks in each of the top 30 draft spots. The best No. 1 overall pick, the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington hoops star Bogdan Bliznyuk awaits his professional destination

Bogdan Bliznyuk, the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leading scorer, will likely know his first professional destination following today’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 guard is projected to go either undrafted or …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

NBA Draft stock on the rise for Trae Young, Michael Porter – Deandre Ayton still the likely top pick

The Phoenix Suns likely have an idea what they’ll do with the first pick in the draft, but what about the rest of the league?


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Already a pro, Luka Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams puts in time, miles to audition for NBA teams

Johnathan Williams has been everywhere, man, he’s been everywhere.


Arizona’s Deandre Ayton top choice among bigs in NBA draft

Arizona 7-footer Deandre Ayton headlines the list of big men in the NBA draft. Ayton was a dominating force in his one year of college and could be the No. …


After electric year, Oklahoma’s Trae Young awaits his call in the NBA Draft

Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again.