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ZagNative
07-09-2008, 09:04 AM
Again, confessing some laxness in my basketball-site-cruising patterns, I just discovered some great stuff on JR, On Fire (http://jronfire.blogspot.com/). John's blog from China is fun to read!

Leading into the China trip, John posted on June 30,
Monday, June 30, 2008
Here I Come Yao Ming

I'm on my way to China this morning. I will be doing my best to blog daily to let you know how China is treating me.

If you did not know there is a team from the NBL that is on a two game tour of China. It is two games against the Chinese National Team.
Andrew Gaze is the coach while I will be assisting him.

Players on the team are Greg Vanderjagt, Cam Tragardh, Cam Tovey, Matt Knight, Darren Ng and Peter Crawford to name a few.

Hopefully I will be able to find a good Internet cafe to report back to all.

See you on the other side!I really like John's writing style. A Gonzaga grad who can write! Who knew?* :D

I could be wrong, but I'm thinking JR seems like the Former-Zag-Now-Pro-Player-Most-Likely-to-Have-Fun. He is also a rather serious fashion icon, as seen here, in China:


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/NBA/Others/Ausies/2008-07-09JohnRilieinChinasmaller.jpg

And don't we know this guy, on that Aussie roster, getting taped?


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/NBA/Others/Ausies/2008-07-09-MatthewKnightonAustralia.jpg

Also seen here, on the left?


http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Zags/Heytvelt/2007-02-07JoshLMU.jpg

Losh Heytvelt with Matthew Knight of Loyola MaryMount, Feb. 5, 2007, at LMU. Zags lost, 61-67. Josh had 18 points in the loss.

Read more on jronfire.com here (http://jronfire.blogspot.com/).

*GU grad witing comment - Just needling my sister a little bit. Not a Gonzaga grad, she did get her Masters in English there.