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    Default Best Zags by the Numbers - 51-54

    These numbers have not been worn much at all. If you can find a player in GU history that wore one of these numbers, they are probably the best to have worn that number.

    I look forward to some of the results of archives research some of you will do.
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    Probably doesn’t count, but this 53 was worn for one game instead of his regular 24 as a tribute to Kobe Bryant

    Cool image, anyhow


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    54 Gary Lechman

    When the Big Sky Conference selected its silver anniversary basketball team in 1988, Gary Lechman was the only Gonzaga player recognized on the 25-year team and he was the senior man on the squad – all the other players chosen played after Lechman’s final college year of 1967. At that, Lechman, who played forward and center at just 6’3”, still ranked among the all-time leaders in career scoring average and rebounding. The Roseville, Calif., native was the first player ever named first team all-conference three times. As a junior, Lechman paced Gonzaga to a winning season that included a 10-game victory streak highlighted by his 37 points against Washington State. And as a senior, he averaged 23-plus points per game as Gonzaga had a 21-6 year. Finally, Lechman was chosen to the Helms Athletic Foundation All-American squad, and he became the first Gonzaga player ever chosen Academic All-American.
    Last edited by GU69; 04-26-2020 at 12:43 PM. Reason: Added info from the Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame

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    That wasn't Corey's best game. I was glad when he switched back.

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    More about Lechman.

    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...ball-to-leech/

    He was a powerful force on the hardwood. His style of play was not Michael Jordan-esque – there are no photos of him making high-flying dunks – but more like DeAndre Jordan or Kevin Love, grinding it out game after game. He was a concrete retaining wall when blocking under the basket and had a high basketball IQ long before that term became part of the game’s vernacular. He also had a nose for the ball with an uncanny ability to anticipate which way it would bounce off the rim. That led to a lot of tip-ins and put-backs.
    A couple of points. Jorgensen was better than he says as I recall and Gary was closer to 6'5" than the 6'3" as stated. His play was more like that of JP Batista than any one I can think of.
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    Lechman in action against Jim McKean I think. McKean was 6'9" IIRC and pretty damn good in his own right.

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    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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