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But this year, the Zags could reasonably be described as "rebuilding" after losing more talent than...

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But this year, the Zags could reasonably be described as "rebuilding" after losing more talent than anybody in the NCAA, save for maybe those champion Tar Heels. Five seniors graduated from the program, and forward Austin Daye (12.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg), an honorable-mention All-WCC selection last year, left school after two years and was the 15th pick of the NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.

-Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 Gonzaga Bulldogs Blue Ribbon is known as the highest authority on excellent college basketball previews and they've done a great job discussing this year's version of the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

After speaking with Gonzaga coach Mark Few on Thursday, I can sum up his response in three words:...

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After speaking with Gonzaga coach Mark Few on Thursday, I can sum up his response in three words: Not bloody likely. "The chances of that happening are about the same as Big Foot having my baby," Few said. "That's like me saying, Gonzaga proposes a five-year deal at Spokane Arena. There, I just made a proposal. That's as logical as this deal [would be]." "The series should start in Spokane because Washington canceled the series," Few said. "If they want to do a home-and-home, that's fine. If they don't, let's all move on. We have some incredible home-and-home deals right now with Wake [Forest], Michigan State and Xavier. We're doing a deal with Oklahoma. We have plenty of games, so it's not that important for us to play Washington."

-Mark Few responds to Washington's "proposal" Good to see Coach Few take the gloves off a little bit here. He obviously found Lorenzo Romar's idea of an equitable proposal about as ridiculous as the Gonzaga fanbase did.

"Things are going pretty good for me," Wiltjer told Jayhawk Slant on Monday night. "I got a couple...

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"Things are going pretty good for me," Wiltjer told Jayhawk Slant on Monday night. "I got a couple of new scholarship offers this past week. Kansas, Stanford and Harvard are the newest schools to offer me."

-- Kansas' Rivals.com affiliate Jayhawk Slant Pretty bad news if you are a Gonzaga fan. Stanford and especially Kansas are two huge draws for Kyle and at this point, Kansas has to be the leader. It was only a matter of time before the offers really started flowing in.

20. Steven Gray, 6-5, 210, SG, Jr., Gonzaga: The Zags' top perimeter shooter was 37-of-80 (.463) as...

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20. Steven Gray, 6-5, 210, SG, Jr., Gonzaga: The Zags' top perimeter shooter was 37-of-80 (.463) as a freshman and 51-of-142 (.359) last season. "If I had Steven's stroke, I would shoot even more than Adam (Morrison) ever thought about it." — Gonzaga coach Mark Few

Jeff Goodman ranked Steven at #20 in his 50 best shooters in the country rankings. I think Steven gets lumped in as just a shooter, but he really does possess a strong mid-range game and the ability to get to the rim

25. Gonzaga: It's obvious I think the Zags' reserves are more talented than the rest of the WCC's...

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25. Gonzaga: It's obvious I think the Zags' reserves are more talented than the rest of the WCC's starters. Assuming I'm right, Mark Few will get another league title and hover around the Top 25 (and one) all season.

--CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish Portland might challenge that statement a little bit but I can't argue with Parrish too much. Pretty amazing considering Gonzaga lost four of their top five players from '08-09

The signed two-year contract is in. Xavier and Gonzaga will be playing a home-and-home series that...

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The signed two-year contract is in. Xavier and Gonzaga will be playing a home-and-home series that will begin next season in Washington.

--Xavier Media Relations Looks like the two have finally worked out a deal. This will be great for two programs that have really risen out of the mid-major status. Hopefully they can continue extending the series past two years.

The Zags have anxiously awaited Kong's arrival since the former Sudanese national had visa issues...

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The Zags have anxiously awaited Kong's arrival since the former Sudanese national had visa issues going from Canada to the United States. Kong, a 6-7 forward, is expected to be a talent for the Zags, but his role will be a complementary one. Meanwhile, the bigger get is that German Elias Harris, who is expected on campus this week, is eligible, as well. Harris, who was playing with the German national team, could be a starter this season. Harris, a 6-7 forward, is the talk among the staff. He is a scorer who won't steal the headlines from Matt Bouldin or Steven Gray but is expected to be a major contributor from the opening tip. Kong had to be on campus and enrolled in class by this past Friday to make the deadline to be eligible this semester (12 class days after the semester starts). Harris received an exemption because he was playing on his national team.

Nice blurb from Andy Katz on the arrival and expectation for Kong and Harris.

Gonzaga at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (ESPN): The Spartans are the pick to win the Big Ten and get back...

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Gonzaga at Michigan State, 8 p.m. (ESPN): The Spartans are the pick to win the Big Ten and get back to the Final Four with a healthy Delvon Roe, a big-time leader in Kalin Lucas and a determined Raymar Morgan. The Zags continue their annual brutal nonconference slate with what should be another perimeter-based team with Matt Bouldin, Steven Gray and Demetri Goodson. The Zags' staff is also banking on major contributions from German Elias Harris and Canadian Bol Kong.

The Michigan St. game will be part of the ESPN 24 hour marathon to kick off the schedule.

"I’m wide open right now, I kind of want to stay at the beginning stage for a while, probably for a...

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"I’m wide open right now, I kind of want to stay at the beginning stage for a while, probably for another year. The summer before my senior year is when I want to start narrowing it down."

-- Findlay Prep's Nick Johnson Scout.com reports that Nick holds offers from Ohio State, Arizona, ASU, Wake, Virginia Tech, and Georgia along with an offer from Gonzaga.

• Gonzaga is waiting for the arrival of Canada's Bol Kong, who has been in Vancouver awaiting a v...

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• Gonzaga is waiting for the arrival of Canada's Bol Kong, who has been in Vancouver awaiting a visa to enter the United States. Kong is originally from Sudan and has lived in Canada since he was 7. Kong has 12 days from the start of the fall semester to be admitted and eligible. To make that deadline, Kong would have to be on campus by the end of next week.

Andy Katz provides some coverage of the Bol Kong situation. Hopefully the national media can make a bigger deal out of this and help get Bol into the country.
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