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Angelo Roncalli
04-01-2010, 09:39 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (April 1, 2010 – http://www.gozags.com) – Gonzaga University forward Elias Harris announced Thursday he will return for his sophomore season next year.

The 6-8, 215-pound Harris, a native of Speyer, Germany, averaged 14.9 ppg, a team-high 7.1 rpg and shot 54.7 percent from the field on 180-for-329. He was an All-WCC selection and was also named the WCC Newcomer of the Year.

He scored a season-high 31 points at Saint Mary’s College, one of nine 20-plus point games. He grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in a win over the University of Illinois in the United Center in Chicago, one of seven double-digit rebounding games.

“I am looking forward to returning next season and continuing to build on what this team accomplished this season,” Harris said. “We are going to have another strong team and I want to be a part of it.”

There was much speculation throughout the season Harris would opt for the NBA Draft since he meets the 19-year-old minimum age requirement.

The Bulldogs went 27-7 this season, won a 10th straight WCC regular-season title, a ninth WCC Tournament title in the last 12 years and made a 12th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament where the Bulldogs advanced to the second round.

The Bulldogs lose just one starter off this year’s team in senior WCC Player of the Year Matt Bouldin.

Link to PI blog: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/archives/200324.asp

zagfan07
04-01-2010, 09:40 AM
Harris must have seen WooHoo's thread and wanted to clear the air before it got out of hand. :D

gozagswoohoo
04-01-2010, 09:44 AM
Harris must have seen WooHoo's thread and wanted to clear the air before it got out of hand. :D

LOL!!!!





And WOW....I LOVE this. --->
Harris said. “We are going to have another strong team and I want to be a part of it.”

bballbeachbum
04-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Harris must have seen WooHoo's thread and wanted to clear the air before it got out of hand. :D

is there any other possible explanation???

Man, this makes my day!!!!!!!

Drew
04-01-2010, 09:52 AM
Harris must have seen WooHoo's thread and wanted to clear the air before it got out of hand. :D

My guess is that the press release was already in the works, and WooHoo's post sped up the review process.

tinfoilzag
04-01-2010, 09:53 AM
WooHoo-

Please start the thread:

Zags do not get a verbal commit from Kyle Wiltjer

I want to see if the trend continues.

Great news btw. I think that announcement makes Gonzaga a Pre-Season AP Top 25.

gozagswoohoo
04-01-2010, 10:08 AM
WooHoo-

Please start the thread:

Zags do not get a verbal commit from Kyle Wiltjer

I want to see if the trend continues.

Great news btw. I think that announcement makes Gonzaga a Pre-Season AP Top 25.

LOL :lmao:

FieldHouseFishHouse
04-01-2010, 11:34 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (April 1, 2010 – http://www.gozags.com) – [COLOR="Navy"]

The Bulldogs went 27-7 this season, won a 10th straight WCC regular-season title,[B] a ninth WCC Tournament title in the last 12 years and made a 12th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament where the Bulldogs advanced to the second round.


Link to PI blog: http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/archives/200324.asp

Great news!!!!
You can tell your team has arrived when the GU boards reporter gives 9/12 WCC tournament titles and assumes that includes this year.

primal23
04-01-2010, 11:45 AM
LOL :lmao:

:allhail:

gamagin
04-01-2010, 12:43 PM
thanks !

alldaye
04-01-2010, 12:53 PM
YES!!! Good to get that over with quickly. WCC POY???

MedZag
04-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Need to bump this one over woohoo's thread. :D

gozagswoohoo
04-01-2010, 02:02 PM
Need to bump this one over woohoo's thread. :D

NO!! We must trick EVERYONE!! :lmao:

ZagNative
04-01-2010, 02:03 PM
Bump with a pic of Elias' bitter-beer face from the Syracuse game ...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/S6fWxTQZd1I/AAAAAAAAaGU/KdV8MS4PYXg/s512/2010-03-21%20Elias%20Harris%20Syracuse.jpg

zag944
04-01-2010, 02:12 PM
i was hoping he would announce he was staying THREE more years. I guess this will do for now ;)

ZagNative
04-01-2010, 05:04 PM
Giving Elias a bump with a pic from the Syracuse game:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/S6fWwwvLm5I/AAAAAAAAaGM/1hqDmMav_Ug/s512/2010-03-21%20Elias%20Harris%20Syracuse-9b.jpg

HOOTER
04-01-2010, 05:32 PM
I would have been much more surprised had he decided not to return. Great news nevertheless.