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    Default Southern Illinois Grad Transfer Aaron Cook commits to GU

    Source: https://twitter.com/xAaronCook10/sta...17203652366337

    Averaged 15 PPG this past season, looks like he got a medical redshirt and thus will be immediately eligible. 6'2 guard.

    Thoughts?

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    Great fit. Doesn’t have to be a star. Can be an electric slasher and defender off the bench. Known for his defense but finishes with ease too.

    Suggs/cook
    Ayayi/Harris
    Kispert/strawther/arlauskas
    Watson/ timme
    Petrusev/ballo/zacharov

    Never been more excited about a season than I am next year.

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    Perfect back up point guard option. We really needed the added experience in the back court.

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    Pretty sure Cook, Harris, Strawther, Timme and Ballo finish 2nd in the WCC next year. Probably even push for the top spot a bit. We have to be hands down the favorite to win it all assuming everybody stays/shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cggonzaga View Post
    Pretty sure Cook, Harris, Strawther, Timme and Ballo finish 2nd in the WCC next year. Probably even push for the top spot a bit. We have to be hands down the favorite to win it all assuming everybody stays/shows up.
    2nd? I’d be shocked if they didn’t win it. BYU SMC, all regressed dramatically to be honest. But I see a bit of modest there too which I greatly respect. Would be interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    2nd? I’d be shocked if they didn’t win it. BYU SMC, all regressed dramatically to be honest. But I see a bit of modest there too which I greatly respect. Would be interesting!
    I’m guessing first place in WCC goes to Gonzaga’s starting five

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag_Dad View Post
    I’m guessing first place in WCC goes to Gonzaga’s starting five
    This.

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    Crossing my fingers now for ZERO injuries next year!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radbooks View Post
    Crossing my fingers now for ZERO injuries next year!!
    Half the team would have to get hurt with this depth.

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    Ok everyone stay home lol. We need to be able to play next yr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags11 View Post
    Ok everyone stay home lol. We need to be able to play next yr.
    I’ve done my portion! Going on 4 weeks now
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    He looks like a great passer. And on top of that, as near as I could tell, he shoots about 100% from the field by.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zagsfanforlife View Post
    Great fit. Doesn’t have to be a star. Can be an electric slasher and defender off the bench. Known for his defense but finishes with ease too.

    Suggs/cook
    Ayayi/Harris
    Kispert/strawther/arlauskas
    Watson/ timme
    Petrusev/ballo/zacharov

    Never been more excited about a season than I am next year.
    Who starts Watson or Timme?
    I would go with Timme.

    Welcome Aaron Cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaGrad View Post
    Source: https://twitter.com/xAaronCook10/sta...17203652366337

    Averaged 15 PPG this past season, looks like he got a medical redshirt and thus will be immediately eligible. 6'2 guard.

    Thoughts?

    Suggs pro insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    I’ve done my portion! Going on 4 weeks now
    Me too. I've left my house once in the past 26 days. I drove around a bit, didn't get out of my car, and didn't speak or make contact with anyone.

    On topic, I hope this is another guy that is okay fitting in with a loaded team and not a sign that someone is leaving or not coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larryzag View Post
    Suggs pro insurance?
    No...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzagafan62 View Post
    I’ve done my portion! Going on 4 weeks now
    Awesome! I have newborn and people took all the diaper wipes at 1 store. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaGrad View Post
    Source: https://twitter.com/xAaronCook10/sta...17203652366337

    Averaged 15 PPG this past season, looks like he got a medical redshirt and thus will be immediately eligible. 6'2 guard.

    Thoughts?
    This can't be the star Caldy's been hyping, can it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    This can't be the star Caldy's been hyping, can it?
    This is not it. He's said the star is a traditional transfer (not a graduate transfer) who is not yet in the transfer portal. Sounds like we won't hear about the star for a little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    This can't be the star Caldy's been hyping, can it?
    Lol jazzy I think being a wet blanket is ingrained into your essence.

    I'm absolutely pumped. He wasn't on my radar because he wasn't on torvik's transfer portal but he looks like a perfect fit. As talented as Suggs/Harris are, freshmen can have growing pains so it's a really nice luxury to have another experienced guard.

    His highlight video vs Kentucky was great. Can get downhill to the rim, good facilitator and looks like plus defender that can get steals and get out in transition. Perfect complimentary piece.

    If all come back, GU can roll out a 2015 kentucky-style hockey line change and throw 2 waves of really good players at you.

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    Oh jazz - you are, predictably, too much.

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    Welcome to Gonzaga, Mr Aaron Cook. Thank you for making your decision to finish your basketball career at Gonzaga.

    After watching video of Cook, I can see why Few signed him. I like how he attacks the rim, much like Gilder and AYAYI did. AND he passes the ball like Woolridge did. That's a good sign for a point guard. 64% from the free throw line, is not good. I hope he works on that. I think Few went after him for the same reason he went after Woolridge and Gilder, he's very good on defense. The Zags must improve their defense next year, and I think they can.

    Looking forward to seeing Cook in a Zags uni.

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    - cool to see his twitter photo as a zag, wearing number 10.
    - hope he channels his inner walt fraizer, who played at southern illinois. (number 10 as a knick)
    - walt fraizer has been and forever will be my all time favorite basketball player.
    - the man could do it all, score when needed, and play defense.

    - welcome on board mr. cook, zag for life!

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    dude can play for sure, but where we're going to be seeing the most benefit is from his maturity and experience. Those are the two things Ive been harping on needing for next year and we just got a heck of a boost.

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