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Friday / May 14.
  • Gonzaga Lands 7-Foot Unicorn Chet Holmgren, Projected No. 1 Pick In 2022

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    On the same day Gonzaga lost one one-and-done lottery pick, it gained another.

    Chet Holmgren, the 7-foot-1 unicorn big man from Minnehaha Academy (MN), announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on SportsCenter. A McDonald’s All-American who won four state championships in high school, Holmgren is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.

    “Next fall, I will be a Gonzaga Bulldog,” he said on ESPN.

    “There were a lot of different factors. Jalen [Suggs] going there definitely played a part in it. I was able to speak to somebody I’ve known for so long and trust was definitely a big part of it. But also way I see myself fitting in, not only with the coaches, the players, the system and the school, but being able to look back and seeing past people with a skillset similar to mine, how they used them and how they adjust every single year to the different skillsets that they have on the team and make it work. It was a pretty hard offer not to take up on.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.