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ZagNative
07-08-2015, 12:32 PM
Any clues about where the staff will be during the July evaluation period?

Adidas Gauntlet Finale (http://adidasuprising.com/gauntlet-finale-schedule-stats-atlanta-ga/): Team Fast Elite is slated to play (Zach Collins and Payton Pritchard), so I assume this Atlanta tournament will be an important stop. Any clue which coach will be watching?

NBCSports.com listing of other important events (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/08/july-live-period-preview-the-top-events-to-follow-this-week/) during the July recruiting period.

I don't follow recruiting as closely as I once did, so if any of you do keep track of Gonzaga prospects, I'd appreciate it if you would list them and their AAU team names and tourney locations here so we can keep an eye on them.

ZagNative
07-08-2015, 12:53 PM
Brendan Bailey's Dream Vision team is also slated to play in the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. Roster (http://adidasuprising.com/gauntlet-finale-schedule-stats-atlanta-ga/).

ZagNative
07-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Brendan Bailey is having a pitiful shooting game (5 points on 1-9 shooting) but with 9 rebounds, but Dream Vision is still leading Michigan Mustangs 47-40 with 8:18 remaining. Box Score (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806669&eventid=50165)

ZagNative
07-08-2015, 04:04 PM
Zach Collins and Payton Pritchard both on the scoreboard early. Box Score (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806699&eventid=50165) Wonder why Team Fast only has 7 players on their roster ....

Zagdawg
07-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Collins with 15 points and 14 boards.

sittingon50
07-08-2015, 08:39 PM
14 boards works for me.

ZagNative
07-09-2015, 06:32 AM
Brendan Bailey's Dream Vision plays Compton Magic at 9:20 this morning.

Zach Collins and Payton Pritchard's Team Fast Elite plays Hoop Dreams at 10:40 AM

Live Stats here (http://adidasuprising.com/gauntlet-finale-schedule-stats-atlanta-ga/)

CDC84
07-09-2015, 07:46 AM
I discovered this note about Zach's schedule this summer:

At the end of June, Zach will participate in another high school tournament. From July 8-11, he will fly over to Atlanta, GA for the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale for a 32-team bracketed tournament. He will then make his way to New York for the Adidas Uprising All-American Camp from July 15-17. Zach will then get a chance to play in his hometown (Las Vegas) for the Adidas Uprising Summer Championship from July 22-26. After that, Zach will make a trip over to Long Beach, CA for the Adidas Global Nations event from July 31-August 3.

Does anyone know if Zach is going to continue to play for Team Fast Elite the rest of the summer? Zach, Payton and Bailey used to all play for Dream Vision. I guess the two of them switched teams, but I don't know if it's just for this Atlanta tournament. I'm specifically interested in what team Zach is going to play for when he's in Las Vegas.

ZagNative
07-09-2015, 10:13 AM
Yikes! Another tough shooting day for Brendan Bailey. Box Score (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806676&eventid=50165)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qbAcEonXyco/VZ64jVlwFxI/AAAAAAACjeA/9f1iG_HGqNU/s562/2015-07-09%252520Brendan%252520Bailey%252520Box.jpg

Zach, on the other hand looks to be having a good morning so far. Box Score (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806709&eventid=50165)

P.S. Thanks for the heads up, CDC84, about Zach's schedule.

Zagdawg
07-09-2015, 10:16 AM
Looks like 8 points and 7 boards in the first half for Collins so far.

hooter73
07-09-2015, 11:10 AM
Prichard 1-6 and 0-5. Ouch.

Bailey at least is hitting his free throws and nabbing rebounds.

ZagNative
07-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Good deal that they won it, 59-54 (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806709&eventid=50165)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-niX0a0mzR9E/VZ7MbjTZ10I/AAAAAAACjes/4e4BJfPL-Q0/s565/2015-07-09%252520Zach%252520Collins.jpg

GonzagaGuru tweeted that Zach was battling the flu during the game.

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 10:24 AM
Zach's team won this morning, 80-68. Box Score. (http://adidasuprising.com/gauntlet-finale-schedule-stats-atlanta-ga/)

Next game is at 12:20. Live stats will be here. (http://adidasuprising.com/gauntlet-finale-schedule-stats-atlanta-ga/)

Zach's fourth is rebounding for the Adidas Gauntlet series ...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4bAy_2w3dWY/VaAHaVabZ2I/AAAAAAACjgI/wrxeMqoTLIw/s956-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520stat%252520leade rs.jpg

His total stats for theseries (not including this morning's game):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-j0Vrte1U4nU/VaAKLLm2tbI/AAAAAAACjgg/5OiCWcHxBxg/s800-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520Total%252520Stat s.jpg

This morning's box score - 23 points, 11 rebounds, 8 turnovers .... That guy is busy!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Hzaugac8qz0/VaAHayLw82I/AAAAAAACjgM/__9Qs2j0XMw/s800-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520Box%252520Score. jpg

BobZag
07-10-2015, 10:39 AM
Love the way Zach is playing. He has traits similar to LaMarcus Aldridge. Just as tall, too.

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 11:06 AM
FWIW, Brendan Bailey's team lost both games yesterday and they don't play today. Box Score (pdf) from yesterday's last game. (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/50165/event/documents/gamestatistics?ids=806690&output=pdf) Brendan had 14 points and four rebounds in the game, on 5-13 shooting.

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 11:51 AM
Wow! Zach's Team Fast Elite is killing Florida Sons, 46-25 (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806722&eventid=50165)near the end of the first. Payton Pritchard is on fire with 23 points and 7 assists.

Zagdawg
07-10-2015, 11:53 AM
Up 48-28 at the half.....Collins with 11 pts and 7 boards in 1st half (5-6 shooting and 1-1 from the line)

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 12:52 PM
Team Fast Elite 92, Florida Sons 82. Box Score (https://basketball.exposureevents.com/custom/adidas/live?gameid=806722&eventid=50165)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VDXcOIaDXvU/VaAtnTjuqsI/AAAAAAACjhA/_8J9SCpXNqs/s566-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520box%252520score% 252520%2525282%252529.jpg

Wow. What a game for Pritchard!

Bogozags
07-10-2015, 12:54 PM
Just repeating what was said in another post...Payton Pritchard seems like he is really a PLAYER that would play 20+ minutes per game at GU. He might well be the first guard off the bench in the beginning and could well be the starter after a few games...however, I believe to get him, we would have to offer him more than a scholarship...since we can't offer money, the next best thing would be to have as many tacos DELIVERED to him any time he wants! I think that would be the game changer...:)

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 04:32 PM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zb_NerzZ3QY/VaBi5IgBwlI/AAAAAAACjhc/6F3bo7bvnx0/s576-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520Silver.jpg

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 04:45 PM
Zach's final stats for the series. Damn! Are we lucky to have snagged him!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FI5zeQJHdVI/VaBmGa9GzKI/AAAAAAACjho/MPl_LpRF8yM/s720-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520Series%252520sta ts.jpg

ZagNative
07-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Next up: Adidas Uprising All-American Camp, July 15-17 (http://adidasuprising.com/adidas-grassroots-mens-events/adidas-uprising-all-american-camp/).

ProjectMKUltra5
07-10-2015, 07:57 PM
I think my favorite thing about Zach is that he doesn't try to be somebody he's not on the court. Kid has a great shooting stroke and touch, he could easily attempt 3-5 threes a game but he doesn't. He understands he can dominate everything inside and it pays off in the way of getting more blocks and rebounds.

While Collins is more skilled then Nolan Narain, I'm convinced the biggest difference between the two is that understanding of who they are as a player. Collins is growing within the framework of himself, developing in ways and adding parts to his game that make sense. Narain on the other hand is forcing threes and playing on the perimeter when his stroke isn't particularly good and he has the length and energy to play inside.

So so so so glad we landed Collins and not Narain lol

ZagaZags
07-10-2015, 08:06 PM
So so so so glad we landed Collins and not Narain lol

Gonzaga got the better of the two but it still would have been nice to land both.

sittingon50
07-10-2015, 10:43 PM
53 TO's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bogozags
07-11-2015, 09:42 AM
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zb_NerzZ3QY/VaBi5IgBwlI/AAAAAAACjhc/6F3bo7bvnx0/s576-Ic42/2015-07-10%252520Zach%252520Collins%252520Silver.jpg

ZN to whom did they lose? The last game listed was against Florida Sons.

ZagNative
07-11-2015, 11:02 AM
ZN to whom did they lose? The last game listed was against Florida Sons.They lost their first game, to Game Elite, 66-62.

ZagNative
07-22-2015, 11:18 AM
Zach's Team Fast Elite plays today at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships (http://adidasuprising.com/adidas-summer-championships-schedule-and-stats/)in Las Vegas. First game is at 6:20 PM.

DixieZag
07-22-2015, 12:07 PM
Zach's Team Fast Elite plays today at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships (http://adidasuprising.com/adidas-summer-championships-schedule-and-stats/)in Las Vegas. First game is at 6:20 PM.

It sure seems like these kids play more basketball games (though less pressure) during the summer than they'd ever play in the winter. I might be wrong about that, but they sure play a lot.

CDC84
07-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Brendan Bailey is also playing for Dream Vision at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Vegas.

Zagdawg
07-22-2015, 02:36 PM
AAU team/club team tournaments occur in the summer when school is out.... agree it seems like they do play more in the summer than for their schools programs in the winter --I think the summer events get a lot more press than the standard school year games.

ZagaZags
07-27-2015, 12:14 AM
Las Vegas Classic: JaQuori McLaughlin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uscuwm_2AuA&feature=player_detailpage

Bogozags
07-27-2015, 08:48 AM
Las Vegas Classic: JaQuori McLaughlin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uscuwm_2AuA&feature=player_detailpage

ZZ realistically, what are our chances of this young man choosing GU? He seems like a decent shooter and can spot the open man too!

zagfan94
07-29-2015, 03:11 PM
I've read that Tommy is at the FIBA u18 European championship. Anyone know who he's looking at there?

DixieZag
07-29-2015, 05:58 PM
I've read that Tommy is at the FIBA u18 European championship. Anyone know who he's looking at there?

Tall teenage athletes?