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Angelo Roncalli
01-12-2011, 06:17 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=oneil_dana&id=6011637

ridgebackzag
01-12-2011, 06:24 AM
This is the featured article on ESPN NCAA hoops!

zag buddy
01-12-2011, 06:51 AM
What a great human interest story. What a recruiting tool. Thanks ESPN.

Shanachie
01-12-2011, 07:03 AM
What a blessing it is for our university to be represented by that young man.

adoptedzag
01-12-2011, 07:07 AM
That's a respin of the Mark Few show spot isn't it?

Hoopaholic
01-12-2011, 07:13 AM
that, my friends, is what GU is all about...building leaders of tomorrow

SG and the GU family can both be proud of that young man and what the foundational principals GU provides for those who want to take it

I feel more comfortable knowing GU is helping people like SG and others become leaders for our great country

zagfan24
01-12-2011, 07:17 AM
What a blessing it is for our university to be represented by that young man.

+1 -- what an shining example of the Gonzaga education being more than occupation training, and of the Gonzaga basketball program being more than just about on-the-court play. Also loved this quote from Few:

"From a coaching standpoint, you always love those kids who are almost obsessive about playing basketball,'' Few said. "But I think Steve's approach is great. It's healthy. I wish everybody would sort of have that approach.''

Baldwinzag
01-12-2011, 07:21 AM
excellent article & story.

must include this piece on, "Decade of Excellence Part II".

along with being an amazing athlete, Gray is a terrific ambassador for GU hoops & what our fine university represents.

well done.

ZagNative
01-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Wow ... Just wow ...

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2011/0112/ncb_u_grayzambia_600.jpg

U Zig, I Zag
01-12-2011, 07:52 AM
Steven is a bit of a Renaissance man, it would seem.:clap:

TacomaZAG
01-12-2011, 08:16 AM
reading the story. It reminds me of what higher education is supposed to be about, and what a university like GU prides itself on.

Based on this story, both Steven and GU are on the correct path.

Go ZAGS

buenaparkzag
01-12-2011, 08:25 AM
Beautiful story on Steven along with Gonzaga. I knew all along that Steven's smile was real deal. Bless your heart, Steven.

sittingon50
01-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Great story.

zagzilla
01-12-2011, 09:15 AM
Seeing that GU is a place where student athlete can have the well-rounded experiences that basketball factory schools can't offer has got to be a positive in the minds of prospective recruits as well.

HillBillyZag
01-12-2011, 09:15 AM
What more can one say ? This is all part of what being a real ZAG is all about . Just another in a long line of fine young men to proudly wear Gonzaga University uniforms and set an example of what the school stands for !

gamagin
01-12-2011, 09:32 AM
what we have here is a true ambassador, on several levels.

gbnyba17
01-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Simply awesome! I think it's so cool that ESPN picked up this story and put it on the front page of Men's Hoops. I can guarantee that SG and GU in general just gained a lot of fans accross the country. How can this not make everyone a bigger fan of SG!?

Mantua
01-12-2011, 10:37 AM
Well deserved! SG is n inspiration. I hope his choices can help other kids to explore life beyond video games.

Just_An_Old_Zag
01-12-2011, 10:41 AM
How dare he not realize that Basketball and specifically Gonzaga Basketball is the Alpha and Omega of Life. Unlike many of the posters on this board (perhaps....)

:jk:

"perspective use it or lose it"....Richard Bach

"to be or not to be"..... me thinks steven will be..

maineblackbear
01-12-2011, 11:23 AM
Hey Zagzilla-- on the other hand, I can imagine prima donnas, whose spectrum is limited to the basketball court, reading that and thinking, "why would i want to do that? I just want to play ball. . . ." Seriously, SG took a lot of crud from people on this board for not being focused, even Few hints that he wasn't entirely thrilled with it . . .

I will say that it is likely that GU is one of the very few programs where a guy like SG could do what he has done, given our outrageous expectations, but his experiences did not come without some pain.

Still, it is stuff like this, the opportunities that players can take if they fight and tussle for them, that make me appreciate Gonzaga more. This would be a good time to hit me up for a donation, folks . . .:cheers:

jim77
01-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Now those are assists! Great job Steven.

cjm720
01-12-2011, 12:16 PM
Great article.

My all-time favorite Zag!!!!

DixieZag
01-12-2011, 12:19 PM
I am so proud of my alma mater. I love Steven even more - and I was a big fan of him personally before I saw this.

I wonder if Steven has any desire to coach. It seems almost like too limited a role for a heart that big. But he is as smart a BB player as anyone could ask, he understands the "human" side of things, he seems like he would be a great leader and teacher.

Eventually Mark Few will want to enjoy time with the grandkids. . . .

bballbeachbum
01-12-2011, 02:07 PM
He is awesome!!! True inspiration. must read this story to my son.

You're not alone Tacoma :)

primal23
01-12-2011, 02:41 PM
SG is right up there with Turiaf as fav players of all time.

BobZag
01-12-2011, 02:51 PM
Steven is one of the best. I'm glad he went over there. It had to be an eye-opener.

billyberu
01-12-2011, 03:55 PM
Steven is an outstanding human being and who better than him to be an ambassador of Gonzaga. He's right, life is not about "stuff" and living humbly reminds us of that.

kitzbuel
01-12-2011, 07:09 PM
ESPN has KHQ's piece on Steven's trip to Africa this summer as well as a piece by Dana O'Neil.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=oneil_dana&id=6011637

Hey! Looks like Angelo found it too!

Reborn
01-12-2011, 07:22 PM
Great article. Great insight into what Gonzaga University is all about. Steven has always been one of my favorite players at GU, and I think this only helps him, the university and Gonzaga basketball.....contray to what has been said on this board about him Steven not being dedicated enough to basketball. I'm glad he is able to put everything into perspective, and I only belive he is ready to take this team deep into the tournament in March.

GonzagaLove
01-12-2011, 07:42 PM
And that my friends is why a Catholic education is priceless.