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Weekly Zag Briefing

San Diego State v Gonzaga Photo by William Mancebo/Getty Images

The Zags got the week started off right on the court, now here’s what’s been said about them off the court:

  • The Oregonian did a profile on Silas Melson which is definitely worth a read. Melson discussed the lessons he learned from last season and his goals for the new campaign. Mark Few was also very complimentary of Melson in the article.
  • 2018 recruiting target Kamaka Hepa, and fellow 2018 class member Matt Lang of Jesuit High School in Portland (Kyle Wiltjer’s alma mater) were on campus last weekend for an unofficial visit. The visit was Hepa’s second trip to Spokane in the last few months.
  • The San Diego Tribune recapped the Monday night win over SDSU if you’re interested in reading about the Zags as covered by an opposing city. They even mentioned our favorite sign of the night from the Kennel.
  • Some love for Gonzaga and Mark Few as ESPN analysts Paul Bianciardi, Sean Harrington, and Myron Medcalf picked Few to win the Coach of the Year award. 6 analysts also picked Gonzaga to make the Final Four.
  • Marc Tracy of the New York Times wrote a good article focusing on how the made-for-TV showcase events like the Champions Classic featuring college basketball’s blue bloods ensure that the rich get richer, to the exclusion of consistently strong mid-major programs like Gonzaga.

Rem Bakamus and SWX’s Lindsay Joy went to tent city to ask some Gonzaga trivia, and the results were hilarious.