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ZagNative
11-10-2010, 08:43 AM
From OKBlitz.com (http://www.okblitz.com/Article.aspx?id=29743)

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/TNra-wLA0uI/AAAAAAABMdc/TEVtvak5UTM/2010-11-10%20Ryan%20Spangler%20LOI.jpg


BLANCHARD, Oklahoma—Bridge Creek’s Ryan Spangler signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball at Gonzaga University.

The two sport athlete will play forward for the Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-7 power forward verbally committed Gonzaga back in late September on a college visit.

Last season for Bridge Creek, Spangler averaged 26.4 points and 18.2 rebounds.

He also is the quarterback for the Bobcats who begin post season play Friday against Purcell at 7:30.
Yippie!

BobZag
11-10-2010, 09:32 AM
I dig this.

ZagNative
11-10-2010, 11:34 AM
Video is now up on the OKBlitz site (http://www.okblitz.com/Article.aspx?id=29743), with Ryan signing in front of an assembly of kids. Nice.

Kiddwell
11-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Video is now up on the OKBlitz site (http://www.okblitz.com/Article.aspx?id=29743), with Ryan signing in front of an assembly of kids. Nice.

That Oklahoma accent's going to be a lot of fun to listen to for four years. :)

:]

ZagNative
11-10-2010, 11:43 AM
My first fuzzy screen shot of Ryan in Gonzaga gear:

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And a couple of pics from the OKBlitz site:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/TNsFD4tj1PI/AAAAAAABMd8/wCcuBZsaIBA/2010-11-10%20Ryan%20Spangler%20at%20LOI%20signing-1.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/TNsFEEbCHHI/AAAAAAABMeE/zTgvoMN63jA/2010-11-10%20Ryan%20Spangler%20at%20LOI%20signing-2.jpg

sittingon50
11-10-2010, 11:55 AM
One of the all-time CLASSIC movies!!


:jk:

ZagNative
11-10-2010, 04:16 PM
I remember reading a while back that some folks tried to persuade Ryan to transfer to a higher profile school to improve his recruiting profile, but loyalty kept him at Bridge Creek. Looks like that loyalty runs both ways!

Newsok.com (http://newsok.com/ryan-spanglers-gonzaga-signing-big-in-bridge-creek/article/3513196)

Ryan Spangler's Gonzaga signing big in Bridge Creek
By Scott Wright Oklahoman
Published: November 10, 2010

Several high school athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday at ceremonies in front of family and friends in libraries and lunch rooms around the state.That wasn't the case at Bridge Creek.

Basketball star Ryan Spangler signed with Gonzaga in the Bridge Creek gym with his family at his side and the entire school — middle school included — in attendance at an event that was more pep rally than signing ceremony.

Before the signing, the high school band played as it marched down the main hallway of the high school.

"This is an exciting day for Bridge Creek," coach Jason Sanders said. "We're all really proud of Ryan. He has represented us well."

Read more: http://newsok.com/ryan-spanglers-gonzaga-signing-big-in-bridge-creek/article/3513196#ixzz14vqZyneY

ZagNative
11-10-2010, 04:46 PM
More video from Oklahoma, this time from koco.com (http://www.koco.com/r-video/25750167/detail.html).

Heading to Gonzaga in June.

Sweet story, sweet school. Closing line from the video, "Ryan is officially becoming a Zag."

MickMick
11-10-2010, 04:55 PM
His build is very "Calvary like". If he ends up being 80% of what Calvary was, I would be absolutely thrilled.

The young man seems confident.

BobZag
11-10-2010, 05:03 PM
Ryan actually was born and raised in Texas, I believe. He's been in Oklahoma a few years. So his accent is Texan more than anything.

ZagNative
11-10-2010, 05:34 PM
Ryan actually was born and raised in Texas, I believe. He's been in Oklahoma a few years. So his accent is Texan more than anything.Heister will have to turn over Spangler-interviewing duties to Ehlo. Maybe we can count on Ryan to translate Ehlo for us.