John Starks. Brad Miller. Ben Wallace. The underdog. The come-up. That’s what this article is about, pinpointing those guys who are overlooked and passed over. Those three guys I mentioned above were all undrafted and all of them became All-Stars. For many, Draft Night is about celebration and security. But, others have to deal with the unknown. Here are the top five players from this year’s class who didn’t heard their name called: Read More »
Matt Bouldin (photo. Jeff Green)
With Gonzaga’s 72-54 rout of Pepperdine in Malibu this past weekend, the Bulldogs reasserted themselves after falling to unranked Loyola Marymount the game before. In fact, until the Lions were able to successfully upset the ‘Zags, their dominance has been unmatched in the West Coast Conference â€“ including nine conference titles in a row. In what many outside of Spokane believed would be a rebuilding year â€“ after losing Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs, Josh Heytvelt and Austin Daye the prior season â€“ Mark Few and Co. are right on track to make it ten straight WCC titles. Read More »
In no space since Mark Few has taken Gonzaga from the hidden depths of the mid-major circuit, up to arguably the Nation’s finest small program, has his Bulldogs’ team faced such a rebuilding battle.
With a Sweet Sixteen appearance and another plus-25 win season a year ago now behind them, Gonzaga wasn’t even ranked coming into this season. Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs, Josh Heytvelt and Austin Daye had all departed from Spokane and a new wave of potential Gonzaga greats were ready to rise from the wings. Read More »