Mark Few and his staff have been busy this offseason.
Mark Few and the Gonzaga staff have made it quite clear that a major focal point of their 2013 recruiting will be to find one or perhaps a pair of solid shooting guard/wings that can come in and make an immediate impact. The staff has already been on guys like Xavier Rathan-Mayes, D.J. Fenner, and Jordan Mathews and recently, they have offered a pair of top tier shooting guard prospects from literally both ends of the country.
Last night, we learned that 6'5'' shooting guard Robert Hubbs from all the way down in Newbern, Tennessee was offered by Gonzaga. Hubbs, who is in the running for the highest rated current Gonzaga recruit, is a 6'5'' shooting guard who is skyrocketing up recruiting boards. While he has not gotten the hype some have, he totes an offer list that any recruit would be envious of. To summarize, if the school is in the South and not named Kentucky, they have offered Hubbs. Duke is probably the best offer he holds right now but he also holds offers from Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Vanderbilt. From the outside looking in, it seems like Gonzaga will be an extreme longshot for his signature. Hailing from the South, it will be hard for the Zags to pry him away from the home state schools and Duke but we shall see.
Also coming across last night was the news that Gonzaga offered 6'5'' shooting guard Elliott Pitts. Geography isn't as big of a challenge with Pitts as he is from Dublin, California and attends De La Salle High School. He already holds a number of high major offers including Cal, Colorado, Arizona State, Washington State, and others. Pitts' biggest strength sounds like his ability to absolutely drain from long distance. While his slashing game needs work, the idea of Gonzaga getting a cold-blooded shooter from California is extremely enticing.
The staff obviously realizes just how good of a backcourt this can be in the future. With Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell entering their sophomore seasons, the idea of adding one or two more excellent guards would make this backcourt deadly especially if Kyle Dranginis can come in and make a solid impact. We'll keep you posted as we learn more about Hubbs, Pitts, and the rest of the potential Gonzaga Bulldogs.