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    https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-pr...ith-larry-weir
    Here's a link to a daily podcast hosted by the local newspaper. Part of Friday's show focused on the upcoming season with Jim Meehan. They discuss the freshman and the beginning of regular practices coming September 24. The host is Larry Weir who is the voice of the Eastern Washington Eagles. Check it out.

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    Thanks Bunnie. Jim knows his stuff.
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Once the season gets rolling, Jim Meehan is typically on Larry's podcast once a week. Usually Mondays.

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    Jim Meehan was back on today at about 11 minutes in to discuss Zag basketball again.

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    Larry Weir's podcast on the 20th is spent primarily with Sam Adams from SWX, a local, sports station affiliated with covering GU. Sam sometimes fills in for Greg Heister on local broadcasts of both men's and women's basketball games on KHQ/ROOT. Larry and Sam spend about 7 minutes talking about the Zags starting about the 28 minute mark where Larry asks for Sam's take on this year's team.

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    Tom Hudson on today starting at the 11 minute mark for about 25 minutes.
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/spokes...927-pressbox_1

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    Steven Karr from the website Slipperstillfits.com talks Zags ahead of Kraziness is on today's podcast with Larry Weir and it looks like the discussion begins around 14 minutes in.
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/spokes...001-pressbox_1

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    Steven is a fun,, smart guy. Really enjoy listening to him.

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    Cool

    Thanks for updating this. Fun podcasts to listen to.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBunnieRancher View Post
    Steven Karr from the website Slipperstillfits.com talks Zags ahead of Kraziness is on today's podcast with Larry Weir and it looks like the discussion begins around 14 minutes in.
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/spokes...001-pressbox_1
    Thanks for posting. Biggest takeaways for me:
    - Zakharov reclassified from 2020 to 2019 so both he and Ballo are young frosh...like Ayayi was.
    - Woolridge apparently not yet 100% healthy and recovered from injury; prediction that Ayayi and Gilder will start w Gilder likely to lead team in mpg
    - Chet Holmgren wants to be a little and has expressed desire to attend a college program that runs 4 out or even 5 out offensive sets. Style of play likened to Kevin Durant’s...not a low post player.
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    Thanks for posting...lots of good insight...how many days???

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    Only 3 days until Kraziness! We should hear some good feedback from attendees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzagasaurusFlex View Post
    Thanks for posting. Biggest takeaways for me:
    - Zakharov reclassified from 2020 to 2019 so both he and Ballo are young frosh...like Ayayi was.
    - Woolridge apparently not yet 100% healthy and recovered from injury; prediction that Ayayi and Gilder will start w Gilder likely to lead team in mpg
    - Chet Holmgren wants to be a little and has expressed desire to attend a college program that runs 4 out or even 5 out offensive sets. Style of play likened to Kevin Durant’s...not a low post player.
    Oumar turned 17 in July and Pavel turned 18 in May, so Pavel is actually 14 months older than Oumar. Turning 18 in May would be pretty normal for a 2019 high school grad, I thinks it's more to do with him being from Russia that he was going to be a 2020 recruit, not age related. Ayayi was 17 and didnt turn 18 until March of his freshman season, so he was actually about 10 months younger than Pavel will be for his frosh year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzagasaurusFlex View Post
    Thanks for posting. Biggest takeaways for me:
    - Zakharov reclassified from 2020 to 2019 so both he and Ballo are young frosh...like Ayayi was. - interesting for how we see the young players doing in high level D1
    - Woolridge apparently not yet 100% healthy and recovered from injury; prediction that Ayayi and Gilder will start w Gilder likely to lead team in mpg - that sucks. We need the leadership and experience on the court an upperclassman brings
    - Chet Holmgren wants to be a little and has expressed desire to attend a college program that runs 4 out or even 5 out offensive sets. Style of play likened to Kevin Durant’s...not a low post player.Reminiscent of Kelly. Not exactly GU style of ball so maybe his mindset needs to adjust. Not too many big time programs are going to run 4 or 5 out.
    mine in bold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    Thanks for posting...lots of good insight...how many days???
    Fingers crossed, just waiting to hear/see what we have...

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    During the interview with Steven Karr, it was brought out that Chet Holmgren only weighs 175 pounds at 7 feet tall and that he and his father feel it would be counterproductive to be in a system that would require him to play him inside and get pounded by much bigger and stronger players. GU already has players to fill that roll on board.

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    Maybe a little more Austin Daye than early KO but still, that was a long time and maybe two or three different playing styles ago. At 175 he is going to get hurt in the college game as he tries to defend against a slashing forward or banging center.

    All that being said, he really could be a true game changer as a whole defensive philosophy against the zags would have to adjust hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller7 View Post
    Oumar turned 17 in July and Pavel turned 18 in May, so Pavel is actually 14 months older than Oumar. Turning 18 in May would be pretty normal for a 2019 high school grad, I thinks it's more to do with him being from Russia that he was going to be a 2020 recruit, not age related. Ayayi was 17 and didnt turn 18 until March of his freshman season, so he was actually about 10 months younger than Pavel will be for his frosh year.
    Thanks bdmiller7. I did not know that. Real curious to see what bigs rotation shakes out and how Few doles out minutes. Had thought the 17yo Ballo would be on the Rui timeline: no RS but just dipping toes in water kind of minutes year 1, then I watched him in FIBA this summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzagasaurusFlex View Post
    Thanks bdmiller7. I did not know that. Real curious to see what bigs rotation shakes out and how Few doles out minutes. Had thought the 17yo Ballo would be on the Rui timeline: no RS but just dipping toes in water kind of minutes year 1, then I watched him in FIBA this summer.
    Shows how young Ballo really is. I read one preview that thought he was the youngest player in D1. I too thought he'd play good minutes this year but most of these interviews of people around the program expect him to take time to adjust and dont expect much until next year. Cant wait to see how all these new pieces fit.

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    The host mentioned up a couple times ago that he ran into Ballo at the local grocery store. I hope he gave him a warm handshake and friendly welcome to the northwest.

    Moving from Mali to Spokane, WA all alone without your family has to be daunting at any age, let alone someone who is barely 17.

    If/when any members on here run into the players around town (especially the freshman or foreign students) please give them a friendly welcome and thank them for traveling halfway across the globe.

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    Moving from Mali to Spokane, WA all alone without your family has to be daunting at any age, let alone someone who is barely 17.
    It's probably not that daunting, after all Spokane is a lot like Paris except a little smaller.
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    https://www.spreaker.com/user/spokes...004-pressbox_1
    Gonzaga alum and former sports editor, Justin Reed, for the Gonzaga Bulletin who now covers GU for the Spokesman was on Larry Weir's podcast today to discuss Kraziness starting at about the 7:30 mark.

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    https://twitter.com/PressBoxSpokane/...57136602402818

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    It's a "Meehan Monday" on today's edition of the @SpokesmanSports podcast, as #Zags beat writer @SRJimm recaps Saturday's
    Kraziness in the Kennel.

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    Thank you, Zag Native, for keeping this thread up to date. They start the discussion about 7 minutes in.

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    In today's Press Box: https://twitter.com/PressBoxSpokane/...40786029326336

    Interview with Dickau starts at about 5:54.
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    podcast, we talk college basketball and the #Zags with #GU great @dandickau21
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