On the same day Gonzaga lost one one-and-done lottery pick, it gained another.
Chet Holmgren, the 7-foot-1 unicorn big man from Minnehaha Academy (MN), announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on SportsCenter. A McDonald’s All-American who won four state championships in high school, Holmgren is the projected No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.
“Next fall, I will be a Gonzaga Bulldog,” he said on ESPN.
“There were a lot of different factors. Jalen [Suggs] going there definitely played a part in it. I was able to speak to somebody I’ve known for so long and trust was definitely a big part of it. But also way I see myself fitting in, not only with the coaches, the players, the system and the school, but being able to look back and seeing past people with a skillset similar to mine, how they used them and how they adjust every single year to the different skillsets that they have on the team and make it work. It was a pretty hard offer not to take up on.”
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