8 Days. 8 measly little days until the Gonzaga basketball season kicks off. Until then, TKR is obliged to report on a bunch of "what if's" and recruiting news, which is noticeably quiet these days.
--One recruit on the Gonzaga radar is Daequon Montreal. After claiming that Anthony Marshall, Joe Burton, Tyler Honeycutt, and Devonte Elliott were guys I thought were going to be Zags, I have no opinion on where Montreal's recruitment is going to go. One thing is for sure and that is that the kid can play. Montreal, who is the only returning player from CSI's 30-win season a year ago was recently named an honorable mention All-American in the junior college ranks. The hype around Montreal seems to be huge this season. Even though they are extremely young and inexperienced, CSI begins the year ranked #8. You can bet that if they want to hold that ranking, Daequon has to be lights out.
As I said before, I'm not even going to pretend that I know what is going to happen in his recruitment but I'd love to see him here next year. He would really help our thin front court and with the amount of departures we have next season, a junior college player would help bring some added experience to the mix.
-- It's official: Lute Olson has left the Arizona basketball program. If you listen closely enough, you can hear Gonzaga fans across the nation biting their nails. There are not many jobs that Mark Few would consider leaving Gonzaga for but you have to think that Arizona is one of them. A perennial power in the PAC-10, Arizona will be able to put everything on the table for Few. Personally, I don't think that Few will leave but it doesn't mean that I'm not worried.
We're planning on having a bigger write-up about Olson's decision later in the day. The ripple effects of his decision could reach all the way to Spokane.
-- The men's and women's soccer teams are in action today. The men will be taking on the University of Portland at Gonzaga Soccer Field. The women will be looking to rebound on the road as they head down to California to take on St. Mary's.
The guys kick off at 2 P.M. and they really are a blast to watch so if you haven't gone down to see the new soccer field yet, now is your chance.
-- Am I allowed to do a shameless plug? Why not. If there are any CU Buff fans that read this blog, be sure to check out The Ralphie Report. I'm helping them out with their basketball stuff before the season starts.
Have a good weekend Zag fans. 8 DAYS!