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BMAN
02-25-2010, 08:05 AM
The article in todays paper said Leon Rice was running practice earlier this week because coach Few was out on a recruiting trip. I wonder who he was visiting?

adoptedzag
02-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Would have to be a good one for the head coach to make the trip rather than an assistant.

cjm720
02-25-2010, 08:35 AM
I'm guessing Kyle Wiltjer - Jesuit plays Southridge - regular season finale
- 2/25/2010 7:15 PM Southridge Southridge High School

BobZag
02-25-2010, 08:51 AM
Gary Bell, Jr., though the Seattle Times only mentions Romar. *shocker*

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/html/highschoolsports/2011167216_latesandy24.html

I doubt the writer even knows what Few looks like. Ugh.

zaguarxj
02-25-2010, 09:59 AM
Gary Bell, Jr., though the Seattle Times only mentions Romar. *shocker*

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com:80/html/highschoolsports/2011167216_latesandy24.html

I doubt the writer even knows what Few looks like. Ugh.

Shouldn't it be pretty obvious by now that Romar's teams consistently underachieve? What are these kids and their parents thinking?

Zagquette
02-25-2010, 11:49 AM
UW Hoops: Part of heralded 2006 class, Huskies star reflects on what might've been (http://www.theolympian.com/2010/02/20/1144892/pondexter-plays-final-home-tilt.html)

Nuff said....


All four recruits were ranked in the top 25 nationally at their positions. That kind of quality arriving on the heels of back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances led to dreams of a dynasty.

But instead of Final Fours, Pondexter sat home in the 2007 postseason, suffered a one-and-done disappointment in the 2008 CBI, and was eliminated by Purdue in the second round of the 2009 NCAA tournament.

Thatís enough underachievement that when asked about the highlight of his rapidly ending UW career, Pondexter still looks ahead.

ďI havenít had mine yet,Ē he said. ďI measure everything by winning, so there hasnít really been a moment that sticks out so far. Hopefully, Iíll get one in the next few weeks.Ē

Why not have Bell ask Bouldin if any moments stick out for him over the last four years......


Peace

RockandRollJames
02-25-2010, 03:48 PM
UW Hoops: Part of heralded 2006 class, Huskies star reflects on what might've been (http://www.theolympian.com/2010/02/20/1144892/pondexter-plays-final-home-tilt.html)

Nuff said....



Why not have Bell ask Bouldin if any moments stick out for him over the last four years......


Peace

Good Point!:clap:

RockandRollJames
02-27-2010, 01:00 AM
I don't know if he was working Bell or not, but I do know he was working a Canadian guard that is a Junior. That would be Kevin Pangos.

willandi
02-27-2010, 07:02 AM
It sure seems that every game is televised (many of them on ESPN), consistently making the field of 65, quality of education, and integrity of coaches should make the Zags a slam dunk with any in state or NW prospect.

The drawbacks are that, as nice as Spokane is, it isn't the warmest, liveliest place to live. Probably you'll have to actually earn a starting spot, and more likely will be a back-up or redshirt at least one, or both, of your first two years here...then you have to earn the start.

I wonder what misconceptions are perpetrated by the other recruiting coaches?

Kiddwell
02-27-2010, 08:01 AM
The drawbacks are that, as nice as Spokane is, it isn't the warmest, liveliest place to live.

Gotta figure Spokane's AT LEAST as lively as Lawrence, Kansas, and that school does all right getting talent. :o

:]

willandi
02-27-2010, 08:38 AM
Gotta figure Spokane's AT LEAST as lively as Lawrence, Kansas, and that school does all right getting talent. :o

:]
I agree. I was trying to play devil's Advocate. Why would any intelligent High School Basketball player, in the great Northwest, attend any other school, if they were offered by the Zags? It can't be exposure, because of all the TV the Zags get. It can't be quality of education, Gonzaga is hands down better than the State schools, at almost any level. So if immediate playing time is the primary concern, and an athlete is willing to sacrifice winning and post-season play, then the choices become murkier. If a night life etc. is more important, then why are they a student athlete?

Spokane has its share of quality entertainment, with movies, theater and concerts. We have some of the best Golf, at afforable rates, in the country, and access to fishing, skiing, boating, running and almost any other outdoor activity, in more abundance and quality, and at a better price than almost anywhere else. It's why I live here. But in the minds of a high school recruit, especially one from a major metropolis, our life COULD seem tame. That was all I was implying, just didn't want to have to use all these words.

Kiddwell
02-27-2010, 09:25 AM
I agree. I was trying to play devil's Advocate. Why would any intelligent High School Basketball player, in the great Northwest, attend any other school, if they were offered by the Zags? It can't be exposure, because of all the TV the Zags get. It can't be quality of education, Gonzaga is hands down better than the State schools, at almost any level. So if immediate playing time is the primary concern, and an athlete is willing to sacrifice winning and post-season play, then the choices become murkier. If a night life etc. is more important, then why are they a student athlete?

Spokane has its share of quality entertainment, with movies, theater and concerts. We have some of the best Golf, at afforable rates, in the country, and access to fishing, skiing, boating, running and almost any other outdoor activity, in more abundance and quality, and at a better price than almost anywhere else. It's why I live here. But in the minds of a high school recruit, especially one from a major metropolis, our life COULD seem tame. That was all I was implying, just didn't want to have to use all these words.

Gotcha. Just having fun with you. :)

:]

bartruff1
02-27-2010, 09:34 AM
I would go to Pepperdine...it suffers none of the problems that were identified in Omar's list of worst places to live ;) .....

sittingon50
02-27-2010, 10:33 AM
If the guy's in the gym all the time, what difference does the weather make?

;)

Birddog
02-27-2010, 11:22 AM
Gotta figure Spokane's AT LEAST as lively as Lawrence, Kansas, and that school does all right getting talent.

I think you picked a bad example. Lawrence has a population of over 90,000, KU has 30,000 students, and its just about 40 miles to Kansas City. Rolling Stone named it one of the best college towns in America. I'm pretty sure that between Lawrence and KC, there is more hapnin' than in Spokaloo and the great Inland Empire. OTOH, Lawrence doesn't have mountains, lakes, skiing, etc, but do you think that matters to a BB prospect?

VaBeachZAG
02-27-2010, 12:39 PM
Spokane is probably neither greatly advantaged OR disadvantaged from most other campus locations. Probably the biggest geographical issue for at least some (if not many) recruits, is being close enough to home that family and friends can see them play live. OTOH, what is the more enjoyable experience in December/January, walking across campus in Spokane, or in Malibu?

Kiddwell
02-27-2010, 12:58 PM
I think you picked a bad example. Lawrence has a population of over 90,000, KU has 30,000 students, and its just about 40 miles to Kansas City. Rolling Stone named it one of the best college towns in America. I'm pretty sure that between Lawrence and KC, there is more hapnin' than in Spokaloo and the great Inland Empire. OTOH, Lawrence doesn't have mountains, lakes, skiing, etc, but do you think that matters to a BB prospect?

Good one. Whatta 'bout Manhattan, Kansas? :)

:]

BobZag
02-27-2010, 01:14 PM
I think you picked a bad example. Lawrence has a population of over 90,000, KU has 30,000 students, and its just about 40 miles to Kansas City. Rolling Stone named it one of the best college towns in America. I'm pretty sure that between Lawrence and KC, there is more hapnin' than in Spokaloo and the great Inland Empire. OTOH, Lawrence doesn't have mountains, lakes, skiing, etc, but do you think that matters to a BB prospect?

What matters is the head coach, the staff, the players, the fit, the facilities, the tradition and winning.

If the above criteria is important, why does San Diego State and UNLV suck most years? Why has Arizona never won a Pac-10 football championship? All are warm places near large cities. UW is in big, beautiful Seattle; they went 0-12 in football a couple years ago, they miss the NIT... Cal hasn't won the Pac-10 in hoops since 1960, but I think the Bay Area is vibrant enough. DePaul sucks and they're in Chicago.

WRI = "Who Runs It?" is what counts, not if a school is near a city like KC.

webspinnre
02-27-2010, 03:03 PM
I think they're all factors, depending on each individual recruit. A location without a good program is nothing.

bigblahla
02-27-2010, 03:31 PM
What matters is the head coach, the staff, the players, the fit, the facilities, the tradition and winning.

If the above criteria is important, why does San Diego State and UNLV suck most years? Why has Arizona never won a Pac-10 football championship? All are warm places near large cities. UW is in big, beautiful Seattle; they went 0-12 in football a couple years ago, they miss the NIT... Cal hasn't won the Pac-10 in hoops since 1960, but I think the Bay Area is vibrant enough. DePaul sucks and they're in Chicago.

WRI = "Who Runs It?" is what counts, not if a school is near a city like KC.


BZ,

I enjoy when the sage pops out of you every once in awhile.

Thump the Dons! :D

Go!! Zags!!!

WallaWallaZag
02-27-2010, 03:33 PM
all of this just makes where GU is at all the more impressive...maybe we would already have that final four if gonzaga swapped locations with pepperdine

i still say the biggest thing holding the zags back is conference affiliation...

CB4
02-27-2010, 03:59 PM
all of this just makes where GU is at all the more impressive...maybe we would already have that final four if gonzaga swapped locations with pepperdine

i still say the biggest thing holding the zags back is conference affiliation...

Conference affiliation is much more of a factor than location. Most athletes have no problem coming to Spokane when they realize that they receive instant celebrity status when they sign their LOI. Despite Gonzaga's contract with ESPN, many players believe they will better off in a power conference with a history of dominance.