2014 Gonzaga Recruiting Big Board: Perkins, Travis Top The List

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With AAU hoops underway, the staff has been very busy in hopes of securing visits from top prospects across the country...

Point Guards

Not only is Josh Perkins the #1 prospect in this category, but he is the #1 prospect on the board overall. The Aurora, Colorado point guard has quickly become one of the top prospects in the nation and is getting national attention. Jordan McLaughlin is another intriguing point guard prospect but Josh is the main target here.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Commit Odds Recent Trend
Josh Perkins Denver, CO

HS: Regis Jesuit
AAU: Colorado Miners
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
5 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Kansas, Colorado, Baylor, Syracuse, USC, UCLA, etc. 4/30: Mark Few has stalked Perkins over the past two weeks at several AAU events. 66%. Perkins wants to visit Gonzaga in the future and is the staff's #1 priority.

Jordan McLaughlin Etiwanda, CA

HS: Etiwanda
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
5 Star
ESPN:
5 Star
UCLA USC, SDSU, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, etc. 4/30: The staff has kept a close eye on Jordan and recently visited him. Gut tells me he stays in Cali. 15%. It would take a huge effort to get McLaughlin. Perkins is the priority at this spot.

Tra Holder Los Angeles, CA

HS: Brentwood
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star
ASU, Fla St, USC, SDSU,UTEP, etc. 4/30: Holder's stock is blowing up as of late. He has received several new offers but the Zags don't appear to be a big player. 5%. If things go south with Josh Perkins, Holder might get more interest from the staff.

Dominique Collier Denver, CO

HS: Denver East
AAU: KC Pump N' Run
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Colorado, Kansas St, Creighton 4/30: Collier seems to be focusing in on three at this point. Buffs seem to be the leader. 0%. The Zags may get a talented Colorado PG, but it won't be Collier

Parker Jackson-Cartwright Los Angeles, CA

HS: Loyola HS
AAU: Cal Supreme
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
5 Star
ESPN:
4 Star

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Shooting Guards

This off-guard position has been fluid over the past few weeks. The biggest news was that Grayson Allen committed to Duke right after getting an offer from Coach K. The talented off-guard from Florida was looking to visit the Zags prior to the Duke offer but that will no longer be happening, obviously. That said, a few other prospects have risen up lately, most notably Trey Kell. Kell has been hounded by San Diego State since he burst on the scene but he is going to get plenty of offers as he is one of the top pure shooters on the West Coast.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Commit Odds Recent Trend
Trey Kell San Diego, CA

HS: St. Augustine
Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
SDSU, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, etc 4/30: A new prospect on the radar over the past few weeks. Kell is a fantastic shooter that is having a great spring. 20%. We will know more as the AAU season progresses but Kell would be ideal to pair with Perkins.

Silas Melson Portland, OR

HS: Jefferson
AAU: Portland ICP
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
Unrated
ESPN:
Unrated
Memphis, Tennessee, Oregon, Oregon State 4/30: Melson has been evaluated by the staff for some time and he is having a very strong spring. 20%. Like most of the prospects on the board, the staff will evaluate who makes the biggest jump this summer and key in on them.

Bryan Alberts Sun Valley, CA

HS: Village Christian
Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star
Wisconsin, Oregon State, Stanford, etc 4/30: Still very quiet on the Alberts front. He seems to be a backup option at this point. 20%. We'll continue to monitor Alberts' this summer but no news is likely not good news

Grayson Allen Jacksonville, FL

HS: Providence
AAU: Douglas Brothers
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star

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Wings

Justin Burks is the new name here. He could have an argument to be in the group above as, like Kell, he is a very talented shooter but Burks is more of a prototypical wing. At 6'6'', the Las Vegas standout is just seeing his recruitment take off and the Zags are in the mix early for him. One guy that has been on the radar for some time and continues to get strong interest from the staff is Donaven Dorsey. He plays on the very, very solid Portland ICP travel team so he will likely get a lot of coverage and new interest this summer.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Commit Odds Recent Trend
Donaven Dorsey Lacey, WA

HS: Timberline
AAU: Portland ICP
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
Unrated
ESPN:
Unrated
UW, WSU, and Oregon State 4/30: Gonzaga continues to watch Dorsey closely and he still seems like a big priority. 50%. If he has a solid summer, look for his recruitment to get very busy.

Justin Burks Las Vegas, NV

HS: Arbor View
AAU: LV Prospects
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star
Colorado, UW, SDSU, ASU, etc. 4/30: Like Kell, Burks is another newer prospect to the radar. He's a prototypical wing that can shoot it. 20%. The Zags are likely to keep watching his progression this summer but I think Burks could be an ideal fit.

Isaiah Bailey Compton, CA

HS: Compton
AAU: Compton Magic
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Arizona, ASU, SDSU, UCLA, UNLV, USC 4/30: Many around Bailey have said he wants to stay in California but the Zags continue to evaluate him. 15%. Waiting to see how the coaching shakeups imapct all of these Cali prospects.

Namon Wright Los Angeles, CA

HS: Pacific Hills
AAU: Dream Vision
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Entire PAC-12 except Stanford and UCLA. Florida State. 4/30: Steve Alford has made Namon a big priority at UCLA so it will be an uphill battle for GU. 10%. Namon continues to list the Zags but it seems like he is likely to remain in-state.

Iziahiah Sweeney Compton, CA

HS: Compton
AAU: Compton Magic
Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
Unrated
Oregon State, San Diego, LMU, Nevada, etc. 4/30: Sweeney is an intriguing and athletic prospect who continues to list the Zags but we'll see if an offer comes. 10%. Waiting to see if the Zags offer. If they do, he will likely jump on it but some of the guys above are bigger priorities.


Versatile Forwards

The most intriguing category because I think the Zags have a legit shot at two of these very talented prospects. Aside from Josh Perkins, no prospect has received more attention from the staff than Reid Travis. Mark Few recently made a trip to see Reid and Tommy Lloyd has been out a number of times. All that effort has netted a potential visit from Reid in June. A two-sport standout, Travis is as tough as they come in the post and is an exceptional rebounder. On the flip side, Malik Pope is your classic Zags forward. A guy that loves to play on the outside, Pope reeks of potential. He's a phenomenal athlete and Donny Daniels has stayed close to him.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Commit Odds Recent Trend
Reid Travis Minneapolis, MN

HS: De La Salle
AAU: Howard Pulley
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Minnesota, Michigan St., Stanford, Iowa St, etc. 4/30: Reid has been getting a lot of attention from the staff lately. He is looking to set up a visit in June. 30%: A potential visit is huge for the Zags, he would be a massive get.

Malik Pope Sacramento, CA

HS: Luther Burbank
AAU: Team Superstar
Rivals:
5 Star
Scout:
5 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
UCLA, UNLV, USC, UW, Baylor, Arizona, Colorado..pretty much anywhere. 4/30: Malik is arguably the best player on the West Coast in 2014 and is still being pursued strongly by the staff. 20%: Donny Daniels has done a great job sticking close to Pope, GU has a great shot.

Brekkott Chapman Roy, Utah

HS: Roy
AAU: Utah Hoops
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
Unrated
Utah, Colorado, Arizona State, BYU, Utah St., San Francisco, etc. 4/30: Brekkott hasn't listed the Zags recently but we will continue to see what develops. 10%. He's starting to get tons of interest across the country, not sure if the Zags are still a player.

Current Roster

The current roster for the 2014-15 season (assuming no other additions/departures happen) is:
Guards: Kevin Pangos (SR), Gary Bell (SR), Gerard Coleman (SR), and Kyle Dranginis(JR).
Wings/Forwards: Lucas Meikle (Soph) and Angel Nunez (JR)
Centers: Przemek Karnowski (JR) and Ryan Edwards (Soph)
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