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Monday / September 25.
  • Zach Norvell to Gonzaga

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    04UNTy9K_400x400Zach Norvell, a 6-foot-4 left-handed shooting guard from Chicago (IL) Simeon, is headed to Gonzaga.

    The No. 16 shooting guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, he also considered Florida State, Iowa State and Georgetown.

    “It felt like the best fit for me,” Norvell told ESPN. “I feel as though I can come in and have an impact. It’s an amazing team and an amazing program. I love the coaching staff and the players. The history and tradition of winning was important to me. They have been to 16 straight NCAA tournaments. That’s crazy.”

    Norvell, who comes from the same high school as NBA stars Jabari Parker and Derrick Rose, averaged 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1.7 assists in 22 Nike EYBL games this summer.

    He went off for 53 points, including 14 3-pointers, in one game.

    He is Gonzaga’s third commit in 2016 following power forward Killian Tillie of France and center Zach Collins of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman.

    “I will bring a lot of toughness and a high basketball IQ,” he told ESPN. “I come from a program with a history of winning and that’s one of the main reasons I picked Gonzaga.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.