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    Default The rule of 3s

    3 guys from Washington
    3 guys from France (edit - or 20th century colonies thereof)
    3 guys from the former USSR (or at least behind the iron curtain)
    3 guys from Texas



    With half our scholarship players from abroad (I'm not counting walkons, since people don't move across the world to play D1 basketball without a scholarship) this our most international team ever.
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    Joel and Killian are the only players from France...
    “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

    ~ Desiderius Erasmus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radbooks View Post
    Joel and Killian are the only players from France...
    Mali was a French colony.

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    Good thread. There is one rule of 3 that I lived by when I was a player, "When I'm open behind the 3 point line give me the ball so I can nail another 3 pointer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by phxfireflames View Post
    Mali was a French colony.
    Yes, it was... but he lists Ballo separately at the bottom of his list, so that's not who he means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Good thread. There is one rule of 3 that I lived by when I was a player, "When I'm open behind the 3 point line give me the ball so I can nail another 3 pointer."
    Hate to remind you, Bornie, but the 3 didn't come into effect until long after you left GU...



    I remember freshman not being allowed to play on varsity until my junior year. IIRC, Reed Schifferman was the one of the last to play on a freshman team.

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    [QUOTE=TexasZagFan;1476716]Hate to remind you, Bornie, but the 3 didn't come into effect until long after you left GU...




    But would he shoot 3 X as much? LOL
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radbooks View Post
    Joel and Killian are the only players from France...
    I can't figure out what I was thinking. Of course this is correct.

    of well - the rule of 2/3rds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTownZag View Post
    I can't figure out what I was thinking. Of course this is correct.

    of well - the rule of 2/3rds!
    There is one thing I'm sure of: we all had a better week than Antonio Brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Good thread. There is one rule of 3 that I lived by when I was a player, "When I'm open behind the 3 point line give me the ball so I can nail another 3 pointer."
    You flat out owned those peach basket hoops and those wooden backboards, Reborn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    You flat out owned those peach basket hoops and those wooden backboards, Reborn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    You flat out owned those peach basket hoops and those wooden backboards, Reborn.
    Reborn you must have also owned the jump ball at center court after every made basket, and the ladder they climbed to pull the ball out of the peach basket after a made basket . [I think it took about a year for the idea of cutting the bottom out of basket]. How old are you anyway?
    From the lucidity of your posts I must conclude your mind is as good as ever ....

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    Wow, rough crowd here. Take it easy on our one and only Reborn..he's a ZAG!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    Hate to remind you, Bornie, but the 3 didn't come into effect until long after you left GU...



    I remember freshman not being allowed to play on varsity until my junior year. IIRC, Reed Schifferman was the one of the last to play on a freshman team.
    Sad but true. Glad they got rid of the no freshmen on varsity rule. Reed

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    You flat out owned those peach basket hoops and those wooden backboards, Reborn.
    Why does everyone think I'm soooooo old? Maybe my posts really are getting that bad....mmmm Hey! Now that I think about it, I am getting old.....geeeeeez I hate getting old. Why did you have to remind me of that GoZags and Texaszagfan!
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    They’ll get older too Bornie, nobody gets out of it but hopefully everyone gets there.
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    REBORN, just remember the one important thing. If you were not that old and getting older, you would be looking at dirt instead of green grass. I only want to see dirt after my golf club hits my shots and I take a divot. That is now I am looking at it. I do not like the other possibility. P.S. Have a great holidays.

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    Come this Sat evening it will be 3 wins vs the PAC-10!

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    This. The story behind the miracle. How these young men from such disparate backgrounds come together to make beautiful music. Call Gonzaga the Juilliard of college bb programs. Maybe when Sixty Minutes tires of profiles of dubious billionaires, unproven medical advances, and B list politicians and celebrities with a movie or a book it will give GU it’s due as a glorious outlier in the college sports industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag67 View Post
    REBORN, just remember the one important thing. If you were not that old and getting older, you would be looking at dirt instead of green grass. I only want to see dirt after my golf club hits my shots and I take a divot. That is now I am looking at it. I do not like the other possibility. P.S. Have a great holidays.
    Thanks for a good laugh....Happy Holidays to you and your family too.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Gonzaga the Juilliard of college bb programs.
    Very interesting.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaga View Post
    Very interesting.....
    Uber talented young people drawn from around the world by a very demanding vetting process overseen by top staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    This. The story behind the miracle. How these young men from such disparate backgrounds come together to make beautiful music. Call Gonzaga the Juilliard of college bb programs. Maybe when Sixty Minutes tires of profiles of dubious billionaires, unproven medical advances, and B list politicians and celebrities with a movie or a book it will give GU it’s due as a glorious outlier in the college sports industry.
    By jazz I do believe this is the most tender, inspiring post I have ever read from you....there must be a preponderance of Christmas cheer flowing all about you that just swept you off your feet!

    Just messing....seriously, though, even reading about Wooldridge again recently. Young man whose hoop dreams and life journey took an unexpected turn when his father was diagnosed with cancer after his mother had already survived initial bout with breast cancer, so he leaves San Diego where he just started his freshman year on hoops scholarship to play as a walk-on at North Texas, closer to home. After first season of paying out-of-pocket, he is awarded a scholarship. Great career there at N. Texas, graduate transfers to Gonzaga and now he will be starting PG vs Arizona this Saturday night on ESPN. That's a story and person worth cheering for!

    It's not just the international Zags who come from disparate backgrounds, all these Zags have pretty amazing stories and the fact the U.S. players combine so well with the international players to create some beautiful basketball is pretty amazing. Well done Few and Lloyd and G.U.!

    I think playing on the road in a hostile environment against great opponents provides the needed pressure allowing this squad to form and evolve into something special. Woolridge sets the tone at the point with his aggressiveness and fight. I really really hope to see Tillie adding some of his patented power dunks to his repertoire this weekend vs AZ. Don't think the knee is there yet but he was on his way up for a dunk vs UW before getting fouled, so we shall see. His knee swelled up during flight to Maui; hopefully that does not happen en route to AZ.
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    Thanks, Flex. I dare say many CBB programs have similar stories such as Woolridge. Still, great to hear and acknowledge. Rather, it IS the amazing international flavor that sets GU way apart. All the more remarkable since it’s a smallish, church related school in a smallish town .....etc. Few’s Flock, as it were.


    Quote Originally Posted by GonzagasaurusFlex View Post
    By jazz I do believe this is the most tender, inspiring post I have ever read from you....there must be a preponderance of Christmas cheer flowing all about you that just swept you off your feet!

    Just messing....seriously, though, even reading about Wooldridge again recently. Young man whose hoop dreams and life journey took an unexpected turn when his father was diagnosed with cancer after his mother had already survived initial bout with breast cancer, so he leaves San Diego where he just started his freshman year on hoops scholarship to play as a walk-on at North Texas, closer to home. After first season of paying out-of-pocket, he is awarded a scholarship. Great career there at N. Texas, graduate transfers to Gonzaga and now he will be starting PG vs Arizona this Saturday night on ESPN.

    It's not just the international Zags who come from disparate backgrounds, all these Zags have pretty amazing stories and the fact the U.S. players combine so well with the international players to create some beautiful basketball is pretty amazing. Well done Few and Lloyd and G.U.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Thanks, Flex. I dare say many CBB programs have similar stories such as Woolridge. Still, great to hear and acknowledge. Rather, it IS the amazing international flavor that sets GU way apart. All the more remarkable since it’s a smallish, church related school in a smallish town .....etc. Few’s Flock, as it were.
    Having a birthday (getting older) is a terrible thing--- until you consider the alternative. Thnx to Andrew Greeley

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