Nigel Williams-Goss Transfer: Guard Picks Gonzaga

The big news, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, is that highly-touted transfer Nigel Williams-Goss is transferring to Gonzaga to finish out his college eligibility. The guard will have two years of eligibility left, but will have to sit out next season under transfer rules.

The guard was considering transferring to a host of different schools, including proven winners Michigan State and Georgetown, as well as UNLV, Arkansas and Texas.

When eligible, Williams-Goss will give the Zags a dynamic backcourt with Josh Perkins, who can do stuff like this.

GU was facing the prospect of a future without Kyle Wiltjer and Przemek Karnowski, but with Williams-Goss, Perkins and Domantas Sabonis in Spokane, the Zags have a nucleus that can compete nationally for years to come.

If nothing else, Williams-Goss will spice up a rivalry that has gone cold as of late. Surely UW and the schools fans won’t be happy seeing their best player depart for arguably the Huskies’ biggest instate hardwood rival.

It will be interesting to see just how much Williams-Goss progresses in Spokane. Another former Husky, Dan Dickau, transferred to GU after two years at UW (where he was a complimentary player) and became an All-American, 20 point-per-game scorer and NBA first-round draft pick. The Zags’ latest transfer comes in with more experience and better stats than Dickau. He was a two-year starter and put up 15.6 points per game, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Given the Zags ability to drastically improve players who redshirt a year (see Kyle Wiltjer and Kelly Olynyk), it will be exciting to see just how much Williams-Goss improves. Gonzaga has been called GU, not just Gonzaga University, but “Guard University”. Dating back to John Stockton and including recent greats like Kevin Pangos and Matt Bouldin, the Zags have always turned out great guards. Williams-Goss seems like the next one of those guards.

Top Transfer Marcus Foster Considering Gonzaga

Former Kansas State guard is considering transferring to Gonzaga to finish out his college basketball career.

Foster finished his sophomore season at KSU with per-game averages of 12.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 34.7% from three-point land. This comes after a freshman season in which he scored 15.5 points a contest and put up 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The 6’2” guard shot 39.5% from deep in his first season at Kansas State.

It’s probably safe to say he’d be forgiven for doing this if he suits up for the Zags.

Foster is also considering Creighton, Cincinnati and LSU.

Fellow sought-after transfer Nigel Williams-Goss is also considering Gonzaga. 

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Nigel Williams-Goss Transfer: Guard Considering Gonzaga Among Others

University of Washington guard Nigel Williams-Goss is leaving UW. The Oregon native and former McDonald’s All-American will transfer and is reportedly considering Gonzaga. According to Chris Haynes, the guard is also considering UNLV, Texas, Georgetown, Michigan State and Arkansas. He averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game at UW last season.

The Zags already have their future point guard in Josh Perkins, but a backcourt of Williams-Goss and Perkins would be pretty dynamic, not to mention fun to watch. Just for kicks and whistles, here’s some highlights of Perkins’ passing.

Stanford and Cal apparently reached out to the guard, but as Haynes notes, programs can make it tough to transfer within conferences.

One thing is for certain, if Williams-Goss heads to Gonzaga, it would certainly spice up a rivalry that has grown dormant in the past few years.

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March Madness Recep: Bracket Check, Gonzaga’s Future

Here’s a list of links to my bracket. I didn’t exactly ace it. 

For Gonzaga fans, here’s a look at GU’s future and what to expect for next season. 

Speaking of next season and the future, here’s a look at departing senior Kevin Pangos’ replacement, and next great GU guard, Josh Perkins.

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Gonzaga Basketball: Kevin Pangos’ Replacement

With Kevin Pangos graduating, here’s what the future at point guard looks like for the Zags. Meet Josh Perkins.

With that kind of passing and an elite front-line of Kyle Wiltjer, Przemek Karnowski and Domantas Sabonis returning to Spokane, expect the Zags to make another run in March in 2016 as they chase an elusive Final Four berth.

Gonzaga Links: Karnowski’s Passing, Duke Matchup, 2011 Recruiting Class

Here’s the latest from Know Hitter on the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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March Madness: Key Stats from Gonzaga vs UCLA

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• 18—the number of points scored by Przemek Karnowski against UCLA. The 7’1” center destroyed the Bruins’ front-line, drawing Shaq comparisons. Karnowski also had nine rebounds and two assists. You can view those assists here, they’re pretty nifty.

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• 3—the number of made three pointers by the Zags. They took 19. Kyle Wiltjer missed all three of his shots from deep while Kevin Pangos finished 1-for-7.
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• 10—the number of rebounds by Wiltjer, well above his average of 6.2 per game. The skilled big-man had a rough shooting night after going 18-for-24 over the first two games. Wiltjer shot 33.3% from the field on 4-of-12 shots. He only scored eight points but contributed with the 10 rebounds as well as four assists, a steal and a block.

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• 14—the number of points scored by senior and former USC Trojan Byron Wesley. Wesley clearly enjoyed playing against his former rivals. In two contests this season, the slasher has averaged 17 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.