Monday, September 22, 2008

Brandon Davies in Four Days...

The big man from Provo High School in Utah will be visiting Spokane this Friday, September 26th. This marks the second visit for the staff this month. Sam Dower visited the weekend of September 5th and committed to the Zags immediately.

Zag fans are hoping for similar results with the visit of Davies will definitely be a tough get for the Bulldogs. Mark Few and the staff are battling with Utah, Utah State, BYU, and Cal for Davies' services. As of right now BYU has to be considered the leader.

The Zags will also be hosting California hoopster Devonte Elliott on October 4-6.

TKR will be bringing you an excellent interview tomorrow regarding Brandon Davies that should answer a lot of questions.

-- In other recruiting news, had an interesting article regarding prized big men heading to smaller schools outside the BCS realm. Recent Zag commit Sam Dower was mentioned in this article. Dower, along with two other top 150 recruits, have decided to forgo the power conferences for a smaller atmosphere.

It is a very interesting piece and definitely has some merit as many small schools are using their location and the state of "big-time" college basketball to their advantage. Many BCS schools are dealing with coaching changes or scandals which send prep stars to smaller schools. With their NCAA history, Gonzaga is not a small basketball school by any means but Justin Young of Rivals does an outstanding job showing this recent and growing trend in college basketball.

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