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01-19-2015, 01:38 PM

01-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Thanks, Vanzagger! From the piece:

Five under-the-radar college hoops stars you need to know by March Madness
3) Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga

His name isn’t Kyle Wiltjer or Kevin Pangos, but this freshman from Lithuania could make a big difference for a Zags team that has what it takes to finally get over the hump and advance to a Final Four. Sabonis is the definition of efficient. He is shooting an incredible 73.2 percent from the floor, which is first in all of college basketball in a landslide. He is averaging 10 points and 6.2 boards a game for the 17-1 Bulldogs, and he’s done so without attempting a three-pointer all season. He is the son of former NBA great Arvydas Sabonis, who played a combined seven years for the Portland Trail Blazers. Domantas Sabonis has seen his minutes increase significantly in conference play, and he could serve as an X-factor in March when teams spend much of their time worrying about Wooden Award candidates Wiltjer and Pangos.

And I didn't know about EWU's Tyler Harvey:

1) Tyler Harvey, Eastern Washington

Remember the magical run Stephen Curry took Davidson on in 2008 as the undersized guard took his team to the Elite Eight? Harvey, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard, could perhaps coax a similar run out of Eastern Washington. Not only does he lead the country in scoring at 23.2 points per game, but his three-point shooting is absolutely mind blowing. In 159 attempts, Harvey has made 49 percent from downtown. Yes, 49 percent. He’s rattled home 78 triples, also tops in the country, and his ability to get hot and break a game open is what upsets are made of in March.


But as you can see in the video, shooting isn’t the only part of his game. He’s averaging almost three assists per night, and the lefty can get to the rim when his shots are contested. The Eagles beat a really good Indiana team at Assembly Hall this year, where Harvey was one of three players to score at least 20 points. Sporting the same red and black colors Davidson did, these Eagles feel a lot like that ‘08 squad.

Maybe, if Harvey’s really lucky, he’ll follow in Curry’s footsteps and get name-dropped in a Drake song.

PNW Zagfan
01-19-2015, 02:31 PM
Great article! Thanks for posting.

01-19-2015, 03:58 PM
Thanks for the post - neat stuff. The zags collectively & individually are sure getting bunches of good press. Can't wait for this 4 home game stretch. Would like to see the team smother both SMC & Memphis.

01-19-2015, 04:13 PM
Living in Spokane, it might be fun to wander over to Eastern on a slow night and watching a conference game. It'd be cool to see this kid play. I knew they were good. I didn't know they had a guy that good.

01-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Is he the next Stuckey? -- he is a junior-- so he can only get better.

He averaged almost 22 pts a game last year as a soph.

01-19-2015, 04:46 PM
Sabonis slam: