Gonzaga landed their second commitment of the 2021 class on Wednesday when top 60 forward Ben Gregg announced his intentions to come to Spokane next Fall. The Bulldogs beat out several other West Coast power schools.
Gonzaga was always Gregg’s dream school, due in part to his family. His father has several ties to the area, playing at Idaho and Lewis-Clark State before coaching at several Spokane and Idaho high schools. Gonzaga has been recruiting the younger Gregg for quite some time, but did not offer him a scholarship until after Paolo Banchero committed to Duke. The late offer was still enough to seal the deal.
The 6’9, 210 pound big man plays for Clackamas High in Oregon. He doesn’t have the size of fellow Oregon big man and Gonzaga target Nathan Bittle, but he has a really nice skill set. He runs the floor well, has the ability to drive and shoot, and has great vision. He likely projects out to be a 3-4 year player who can become a stretch-4 in Mark Few’s system. His strength and quickness are weaknesses that Gonzaga has excelled in developing over the years.
Gregg averaged 21.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists as a junior and won Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Oregon. In an article with Jim Meehan of the Spokesman Review, he says he’s gained 20 pounds of mostly muscle since the start of quarantine.
As it stands, Gregg teams with Kaden Perry (who is now #34 according to 247 Sports) as the lone commitments in the 2021 class, and with how those two players operate, they complement each other quite well. Gonzaga is still considered a frontrunner for Chet Holmgren, arguably the top prospect in the class, along with wing/forward hybrid Caleb Houstan (#9 on 247 Sports) and guard Hunter Sallis (#6).