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LTownZag
04-15-2019, 11:33 AM
Best of Luck! (https://twitter.com/ZagMBB/status/1117856783412817920)

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Mr Vulture
04-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Best of Luck! (https://twitter.com/ZagMBB/status/1117856783412817920)

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Fantastic for Rui...will be fun to watch and see where he goes in the draft!

gueastcoast
04-15-2019, 11:46 AM
Good luck Rui...onward and (way) upward!

Zags11
04-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Good luck.

CarolinaZagFan
04-15-2019, 12:01 PM
Good luck Rui! Hope he lands on a team that is a great fit for him!

ZagMan in Philly
04-15-2019, 12:03 PM
You will be missed. Sixers could use you right now LOL.

gonzagafan62
04-15-2019, 12:19 PM
Three year plan complete and he exceeded all of my wildest dreams. Wish him nothing but the best

primal23
04-15-2019, 12:20 PM
Thank you Rui! You will be missed, but now go tear up the NBA!


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jazzdelmar
04-15-2019, 12:22 PM
Sayonara and arigato.

Hoopaholic
04-15-2019, 12:41 PM
We were blessed to watch you grow as a person and a ballplayer thank .you

Reborn
04-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Thanks for all the joy you have given to me, and to all of us who are a part of ZagNation. You will always have a special place in ZagNation. Good luck in the NBA. I will continue to watch you grow to even greater heights.

Go Zags!!!

CdAZagFan
04-15-2019, 12:45 PM
Thank you, Rui... It's been a great run. I will look forward to following you in the NBA.

zagfan24
04-15-2019, 12:49 PM
Hard to wrap my head around the growth he demonstrated in just 3 years time. Learned a language, went from a relative bench warmer to a likely lottery pick, and added his name to the pantheon of Gonzaga greats. So excited to see what is next for Rui...he has the chance to be truly special at the next level.

sittingon50
04-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Thanks for representing, Rui. Good Luck!!

ZagNative
04-15-2019, 01:01 PM
From the Spokesman-Review http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/apr/15/gonzagas-rui-hachimura-declares-for-nba-draft/

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“The last three years at Gonzaga have been a dream come true, and now I’d like to pursue my next dream of playing in the NBA,” Hachimura said in GU release. “This was a significant decision for my family and myself. I just want to thank everyone at Gonzaga, especially the coaching staff and all of my teammates who went to battle with me and are my brothers for life.

“My three years as a Zag were very special and something I will never forget. I want to thank Zag nation and Spokane, Washington, for all of the love and support, and to the people of Japan who have been there cheering me on the whole way. Forever a Zag.”

Zagdawg
04-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Thank you Rui --- it was a great ride!

Reborn
04-15-2019, 01:08 PM
I will surely miss that smile.

We have not seen the best of Rui yet. I think he will develop an ability to shoot from the outside. He has such a beautiful shot. There was something inside of him that kept him from shooting more accurately from the outside. I hope he plays for a team that wants to see him become a very good outside shooter because I believe he can be that.

Go Zags!!!

DixieZag
04-15-2019, 01:09 PM
What a kid. What a player. Good luck, Rui!!!

strikenowhere
04-15-2019, 01:12 PM
I wish nothing but the best for him (and selfishly that he winds up with the Knicks or Nets so my son and I can see him!)

cjm720
04-15-2019, 01:19 PM
We are so fortunate he became a Zag.

Best of luck, Rui!!!

Zagger
04-15-2019, 02:06 PM
Thanks Rui! It's be wonderful watching you at the Kennel! Good luck in the NBA!

Vanzagger
04-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Have fun, value your relationships, and see the World

LongIslandZagFan
04-15-2019, 02:15 PM
Thanks Rui! Best of luck at the next level.

Martin Centre Mad Man
04-15-2019, 02:38 PM
He’s destined to be our biggest NBA star, since John Stockton.

stevet75
04-15-2019, 03:35 PM
It's hard to pick a favorite, but Rui would have to be up there.

Thank you Rui and good luck in the NBA.

bigblahla
04-15-2019, 03:41 PM
Aloha Hachimura San.... Mahalo Nui Loa Rui.... amazing growth across the board... gonna miss that smile...

Go!! Zags!!!

MDABE80
04-15-2019, 03:46 PM
I think he's do well to stay another year. Best wishes to him though. CDC might know. new rules. Can he hire an agent and still return if he wants up to May 29??

therocket
04-15-2019, 03:55 PM
I think he's do well to stay another year. Best wishes to him though. CDC might know. new rules. Can he hire an agent and still return if he wants up to May 29??

He can still return.

That said, he’s gone and not coming back. He should go. Good luck to him. He was a great zag (and always will be).

JPtheBeasta
04-15-2019, 04:29 PM
His path has had the least suspense of just about anybody. People in the know from, seemingly, day one said he was on a 3-year plan. I think his stock might have dropped a bit, but I look forward to rooting for him in the NBA. I just hope he doesn't go to the Lakers :)

DixieZag
04-15-2019, 05:17 PM
His path has had the least suspense of just about anybody. People in the know from, seemingly, day one said he was on a 3-year plan. I think his stock might have dropped a bit, but I look forward to rooting for him in the NBA. I just hope he doesn't go to the Lakers :)

Lakers love Zags.

GrizZAG
04-15-2019, 06:09 PM
Great job Rui! Now go be the Ichiro of the NBA!!

GonzagasaurusFlex
04-15-2019, 06:46 PM
Thank you, Rui, for pouring your heart and soul and sweat into becoming the best Zag you could be. Now go do same in NBA and know that ZagNation is behind you 110%. The best is yet to come...

ZagsGoZags
04-15-2019, 08:22 PM
thanks for a wonderful 3 years Rui,
you represent what we all love about zags

LTownZag
04-15-2019, 08:28 PM
Does anyone who follows the NBA know of a team selecting in that ~7-17 range that might be a good fit for Rui?

I really hope he goes somewhere that supports him. The difference between Sabonis' first year (OKC) and second (Indiana) was night and day.

ZagNative
04-15-2019, 08:34 PM
Does anyone who follows the NBA know of a team selecting in that ~7-17 range that might be a good fit for Rui?

I really hope he goes somewhere that supports him. The difference between Sabonis' first year (OKC) and second (Indiana) was night and day.Ain't it the truth!

JPtheBeasta
04-15-2019, 08:35 PM
Lakers love Zags.

It’s uncanny.

GonzagasaurusFlex
04-16-2019, 02:47 AM
Does anyone who follows the NBA know of a team selecting in that ~7-17 range that might be a good fit for Rui?

I really hope he goes somewhere that supports him. The difference between Sabonis' first year (OKC) and second (Indiana) was night and day.

Here is the draft order as best we can tell today:


Team Lottery Odds
New York 14.0%
Cleveland 14.0%
Phoenix 14.0%
Chicago 12.5%
Atlanta 10.5%
Washington 9.0%
New Orleans 6.0%
Memphis1 6.0%
Dallas2 6.0%
Minnesota 3.0%
Los Angeles Lakers 2.0%
Charlotte 1.0%
Miami 1.0%
Sacramento (to Boston or to Philadelphia)3 1.0%


The order for the remainder of the first-round picks is as follows:

15. Detroit
16. Orlando
17. Brooklyn
18. Indiana
19. San Antonio
20. LA Clippers (to Boston via Memphis)
21. Oklahoma City
22. Boston
23. Utah
24. Philadelphia4
25. Portland
26. Houston (to Cleveland)
27. Denver (to Brooklyn)
28. Golden State
29. Toronto (to San Antonio)
30. Milwaukee

I'm kind of hoping he goes to Dallas, Miami or Indiana. Dallas is building a nice squad with Doncic and Porzingis; Miami is well coached (I like Spoelstra); Indiana also well coached and would be cool to see him play w Sabonis. I'd also love to see him go to Milwaukee or San Antonio...Milwaukee for their style of play and San Antonio just because of the coaching and culture there, but I think Rui will get drafted before either of those teams have a shot at him.

Don't want to see Rui w the Lakers...that team is a dumpster fire now and LeBron's ego, no matter how well he spins things, sucks all the oxygen out of a team.... just not a place for a youngster to come in and build confidence.

Ladyzag12
04-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Spurs

LongIslandZagFan
04-16-2019, 08:01 AM
Just no Knicks* and no Lakers. Celtics or Spurs would be a great starting point for him.

*This is from a Knicks fan... I love Rui more than my Knicks.

Zagceo
04-16-2019, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the wonderful entertaining ride.

Good luck and may your dreams come true.

Thanks Rui

ZagMan in Philly
04-16-2019, 11:27 AM
The Sixers have no good bench players at this time that could score, would love to see the Sixers somehow trade up a few slots to get Rui.

Malastein
04-16-2019, 03:20 PM
Jim Meehan tweeting Marin few’s quotes on Rui: “Mark Few on Rui: “An amazing story and it couldn’t happen to a better person and family. He’s been an absolute joy to be around. I respect the heck out of him, making the sacrifices he made, an amazing amount of respect for how hard he's worked and how driven he is. And how he’s stayed the same through it all. He literally hasn’t changed with all this success. I’m going to miss him, going to miss that smile, that personality, but man he has a really bright future ahead of him. It’ll be really cool to see that play out.”

Kong-Kool-Aid
04-16-2019, 03:32 PM
Lakers with Jonathan Williams (if he sticks around) would be great!
Lebron and the Zags!

Have we ever had 2 Zags on the same NBA team?

GonzaGAW
04-16-2019, 03:42 PM
- rui, thanks for taking a leap of faith, and coming overseas and getting an education and playing basketball at Gonzaga.
- your character, effort and smile have blessed us................let us ride along, behind, as you take the next step forward in your life.
- yes once a zag, always a zag.

Malastein
04-16-2019, 04:25 PM
Rui’s smile is up there with Turiaf’s! He’ll always be one of my all time favorites, and I think he’ll have one of the most special NBA careers of the modern era! Go continue to represent the Zags!

JPtheBeasta
04-16-2019, 05:02 PM
There are so many great stories about Rui. I hope we continue to hear more as time passes and the legend of “Lucas” grows.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2809276-rui-hachimura-is-home-at-last.amp.html

CDC84
04-16-2019, 05:32 PM
It was always a 3 year plan. And it worked out perfectly. Rui still has some improving to do (especially on defense), but I think the NBA can take it from here. Congrats Rui and to Gonzaga for producing yet another inevitable first round draft pick.

jazzdelmar
04-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Lakers with Jonathan Williams (if he sticks around) would be great!
Lebron and the Zags!

Have we ever had 2 Zags on the same NBA team?

Sacre and Ammo on LAL?

ZagaZags
04-16-2019, 09:36 PM
Now that I know Donnie Daniels is retiring. I can now say who told me Rui wasn't going to be ready to join Gonzaga for the 2016 season. Matt Santangelo echoed the same story Donnie told me back in February 2016, after the USD game. It really shows how hard Rui worked to get to Gonzaga back in 2016.

HillZag
04-17-2019, 11:49 AM
One of the greats. We are lucky to have him as a Zag for life. Amazing young man.