Seven footer Kameron Rooks announced the Zags are one of nine (nine!!!) teams he is looking at for his final year of college eligibility.
Gonzaga, SDSU, UConn, St Johns, Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa St, St Louis, and Clemson are in the mix for Cal grad transfer Kameron Rooks. pic.twitter.com/Z03LzRq2f8— Full-Time Hoops (@FullTimeHoops1) May 2, 2017
Rooks is a big guy and would provide some sorely needed depth up front for the Zags. He hasn’t ever played a whole lot of minutes in his life, he only averaged 17 minutes per game his sophomore and junior years, but he would give the Zags some extra minutes in the paint.
Gonzaga offered Rooks coming out of college, and might be able to point towards a pitch from Jordan Mathews to help secure his services. Rooks isn’t necessarily a player that is going to get a lot of minutes on any team, but he might have his best chance at Gonzaga.
The Zags are probably the only team in basketball that lost three seven footers after the season, with Przemek Karnowski graduating, Ryan Edwards pursuing a job, and Zach Collins declaring for the draft. That leaves the Zags front court a tad bit thin. There is still Jacob Larsen, Killian Tillie, Rui Hachimura, and Johnathan Williams (presuming he comes back), but some extra minutes are there for an established player.
Rooks scoring totals don’t necessarily jump out, but he would provide a much needed rebounding boost for the Zags. He averaged 10.4 rebounds per 40 minutes of play, and has shown good hands for getting the boards.
Most importantly, compared to previous seasons, this is a pretty thin graduate transfer market. The Zags have the scholarships to give, and the minutes to offer up. There might be a fit with Rooks here.