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2019-2020 Player Preview: The Brock Ravet Era Begins

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Washington state’s all-time scoring leader now looks to leave his mark at Gonzaga

Brock is a part of the incoming recruiting class that has got all of Zag Nation very excited for the future of the program. Along with Anton Watson, Brock Ravet decided not to move too far away from home and stay right in the state of Washington. Hailing from Kittitas High School, Ravet is a 6’1” combo guard who was ranked as the 5th best player from the Evergreen State for the Class of 2019 (according to 247Sports).

During his time at Kittitas, Ravet led his team to three straight Class 2B state basketball championships with an overall record of 78-2 in that three-year span. He was also named Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018. In his senior season, Brock put up some insane numbers (28.5 PPG, 10.1 APG, 9.2 RPG, 2.5 SPG) while breaking Washington state’s scoring record with 3,100 career points. That record was previously held by a former Washington State Cougar, Lance Den Boer of Sunnyside Christian High School, for 16 years.

Ravet has the ability to find his teammates for easy looks as well as score at will in many different ways. The small-town kid from Mabton, Washington can create his own shot off the bounce from almost anywhere on the court, launch from long range off the catch, and glide to the rim for a quick bucket. He tends to be more of a shoot-first guard but with the system that Mark Few has in place at Gonzaga, that will likely change over time.

At first glance, Brock doesn’t look too athletic or even that durable. With time in the weight room, Ravet will start to grow more into his body which will lead to a more athletic play from the 174 pound guard. Brock himself has said that he hopes to improve on his defense and that his size is part of the reason why he has a tough time on the defensive side of the ball. When it comes to guarding players that are bigger than him, he struggles and needs to continue to get stronger if he wants to fix that problem.

What I like most about this kid is the possibility of him being with the program for the long-haul. I see Brock staying with Gonzaga for his full college tenure. He probably won’t be stepping into a major role on the 2019-2020 team and he might not even see that much time in his sophomore campaign. Regardless, Ravet will be a prosperous starter for the small private school for a couple of seasons. He will have plenty of time to grow, become more comfortable with the playbook, and gain more strength in the weight room. Brock has a bright future with the Gonzaga basketball program.

*Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho