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One on One with Joel Ayayi

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I got the chance to talk to Ayayi before Gonzaga’s season kicks off

Saint Mary’s v Gonzaga Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Zags finally open up their season tomorrow on Thanksgiving in Florida against the Kansas Jayhawks. Unfortunately, GU fans received rather sad news that the Gonzaga-Tennessee matchup will be cancelled but I got a special treat to cheer everyone up (not as sweet as Andrew Nembhard being granted a waiver but I think you’ll enjoy it). I recently caught up with redshirt junior guard Joel Ayayi who was kind enough to offer me his time.

Ayayi was named to the Jerry West award watch list as well as the Naismith award watch list. Last season, he averaged 10.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.2 APG, and 1.3 SPG while shooting 48.3% from the field. Joel is one of the premier college basketball players in all the land. Check out my interview with the Gonzaga star in the link below.

Get ready for some exciting college hoops starting today and I hope you enjoy the game against Kansas tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

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