2014 Gonzaga Recruiting Big Board: 11 Days Until Perkins

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School is just around the corner which means college decisions will be coming fast and furious...

Things are about to get very 'real' in terms of the 2014 recruiting class.  With the school year just around the corner, many prospects will be hoping to decide their college fate in the next few months.  We've already seen a number of commitments over the past few months, including Silas Melson to Gonzaga, but things are likely to really pick up in the month of September.  With that said, let's take a quick look and the prospects that may make up the 2014 class...

Point Guard

It has become abundantly clear that the staff wants a PG in 2014.  It has become even more clear that they want that prospect to be Josh Perkins.  Whatever your views are on his recruitment, one thing is very apparent: the staff has gone 'all in' with Perkins.  Mark Few has watched him more than any prospect I can think of in recent memory.  He traveled to all of his major July events and was also present throughout the spring sessions.  Josh is set to decide his college fate on August 24th, the day before his birthday.  There's a lot of good 'mojo' working in the Zags favor right now but we are trying to stay as calm as possible until decision day.

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

HS: Huntington Prep
AAU: Colorado Miners
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
5 Star
ESPN:
5 Star
UCLA, Kentucky, UConn, Minnesota 8/12: We are less than two weeks away from his decision and things look very good for GU

Riley LaChance Brookfield, WI

HS: Central
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star
Creighton, Xavier, Baylor, Butler, Davidson, Indiana, Vandy 8/12: LaChance had a great summer and the Zags took notice. Reports indicate Riley will visit in late September.

Jordan McLaughlin Etiwanda, CA

HS: Etiwanda
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
5 Star
UCLA, USC, Arizona, SDSU 8/12: Rumors are swirling that McLaughlin will visit UCLA at the end of the month. Zags are low on his list.

Tra Holder Los Angeles, CA

HS: Brentwood
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star

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Dominique Collier Denver, CO

HS: Denver East
AAU: KC Pump N' Run
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star

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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

Melson's commitment was a great start to the 2014 class.  Silas has loads of potential and should be a great asset to the Zags in the future.  It is also great to lock up one of the top prospects in the Northwest when he was being heavily courted by some of the top programs in the area.  It is not impossible that the Zags won't take a guy like Bryan Alberts or Trey Kell, even though Kell will be very hard to get.  Alberts is a bigger guard that could play alongside Melson and can even run some point.  The issue with Alberts is that he has been injured quite a bit recently and a number of schools have lost interest.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Recent Trend
Silas Melson Portland, OR

HS: Jefferson
AAU: Portland ICP
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
Unrated
ESPN:
Unrated

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Bryan Alberts Sun Valley, CA

HS: Village Christian
Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
3 Star
Wisconsin, Oregon State, Stanford 8/12: Alberts is still a darkhorse in this class.  He has been hurt most of the spring and summer but still has interest in GU.

Trey Kell San Diego, CA

HS: St. Augustine
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
SDSU, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Vandy 8/12: With the Melson commit, the odds of GU landing Kell are low.

Grayson Allen Jacksonville, FL

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

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Wings

This is where things get interesting.  For the longest time, it did not seem like the Zags were heavily involved with Namon Wright.  To be totally honest, I felt he was a UCLA lock when Alford went there but reports agree that Alford hasn't shown as much interest as other schools have.  Wright is a great athlete and a tenacious defender that is working to refine his game.  What is interesting about this group is that Malik Pope and Wright could also both become members of the class because they are very different in terms of skill set.  Pope is a matchup nightmare as he will be able to draw bigger forwards out to the perimeter and take them on the dribble drive.  He is one of the most skilled players in high school right now, regardless of classification.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Recent Trend
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. 8/12: Malik has been hurt all summer but is still getting plenty of interest from GU.

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. 8/12: Namon is reportedly planning on visiting Gonzaga and claims the Zags staff is on him very hard right now.

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. 8/12: Burks still is claiming interest from GU but it seems unlikley he will wind up a Zag.

Isaiah Bailey Compton, CA

HS: Compton
AAU: Compton Magic
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
Arizona, ASU, SDSU, UCLA, UNLV, USC 8/12: See above.

Iziahiah Sweeney Compton, CA

HS: Compton
AAU: Compton Magic
Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
Unrated
Oregon State, San Diego, LMU, Nevada, etc. 8/12: Again, see above.

Donaven Dorsey Lacey, WA

HS: Timberline
AAU: Team Mocha
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
Unrated
ESPN:
Unrated

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Forwards

The most recent 2014 news revolved around highly skilled big man Domantas Sabonis.  Like most Euro transplants, Sabonis is extremely versatile and is hard to place in one category.  Like Malik Pope, he has the ability to play outside the arch but he is also very skilled in the low post.  There were reports that Sabonis was planning to visit Spokane last weekend but we haven't been able to confirm if that took place.  Regardless, like many other Euros, Tommy Lloyd has put in a lot of legwork with Domantas and the Zags will be a big factor for him.  The other hot name in this category has been Reid Travis.  Gonzaga was Reid's first official visit but it sounds like he is planning on taking all five which will likely include Stanford, UCLA, Minnesota, and Michigan State.

Prospect Location Ranking List Notes Recent Trend
Domantas Sabonis Lithuania Rivals:
Unrated
Scout:
Unrated
ESPN:
Unrated
Oregon, ASU 8/12: Tommy Lloyd's latest Euro find is the son of Arvydas, the former NBA star. Zags are a big player for his signature.

Reid Travis Minneapolis, MN

HS: De La Salle
AAU: Howard Pulley
Rivals:
4 Star
Scout:
4 Star
ESPN:
4 Star
UCLA, Stanford, Minnesota, Michigan State 8/12: His first official was to GU but it sounds like Minnesota is the one to beat for Travis right now.

Brekkott Chapman Roy, Utah

HS: Roy
AAU: Utah Hoops
Rivals:
3 Star
Scout:
3 Star
ESPN:
Unrated

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