The new SB Nation: It's all you'll ever need to keep up on sports!
Just a few links for you this morning as we continue to await the release of the Gonzaga basketball schedule. Looking back to last year, it appear that the schedule wasn't released until late September so I guess we shouldn't be getting our hopes up too much but I think we've already got a pretty good grasp on the nonconference which makes it a lot easier.
-- First and foremost, as you all know, The Slipper Still Fits is a part of the SB Nation network and late last night, the network made a huge jump and updated their homepage. There are a number of new features to fiddle around with. The one I like the most is the top row of scores that also gives you a look in at live game threads and how active they are. The site will keep you updated to the very second when news breaks and should hopefully become your one-stop place to keep up on all sporting news. Click here to see a post outlining the new site, otherwise just browse around and enjoy the hard work SB Nation has put in to make the site what it is.
-- A pretty dull summer as far as recruiting goes should be heating up as the fall starts up. Today marks the first day of Darrell Williams' official visit to the Gonzaga campus. Darrell is currently enrolled at Midland Junior College after transferring from Chipola JC in Florida. He is obviously a player that has arisen out of nowhere and on to our radar but after watching a few videos on him from Chipola, it is pretty clear that Gonzaga has been tracking him for quite some time. Williams is a wide-bodied, 6'8'' post player with some above average athleticism. He falls in the 2010 cycle of recruiting which is very competitive at this point for Gonzaga because of their limited scholarship availability. It remains to be seen whether or not Mark Few will decide to bring anyone in with the 2010 class but at this point, Williams is one of the candidates. Hopefully some of our student-readers have their eyes peeled this weekend and can report back to us if they happen to catch a glimpse of big Darrell Williams.
-- Elias Harris' minutes have steadily increased while playing in Poland with the German Senior National team. Elias' most recent game came against Latvia and he showed very well in his 16 minutes of action. Harris attempted two shots in the game, a three-pointer and a two and connected on both of them. He also matched those five points with five rebounds including two of the offensive glass. Germany's next game will take place tomorrow against Greece which has yet to lose a game and features players like Kosta Koufos and Nick Calathes.
-- Another 2010 recruit of interest for Gonzaga fans is off the board. Keala King, who wound up being the top-rated player out of California according to Rivals.com, has committed to Arizona State and Coach Herb Sendek. King's 6'5'' point guard who really blew up this summer and had the entire Pac-10 after him. Gonzaga's interest seemed to be fleeting so this isn't a huge surprise but I thought that Arizona and Stanford had a very good shot at him.
-- Just a scheduling reminder: Gonzaga women's volleyball and soccer are on the road this weekend but the men are hosting the Nike Soccer Classic at Gonzaga. Tomorrow they will be taking on Georgia Southern at 4 PM and Sunday they will face off with Detroit at 1 PM. As always, keep updated on Gonzaga fall sports with our Google Calendar on the right sidebar.