Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball is again infant. The Zags hosted the Japanese Oregon Mountaineers for their very first exhibition game of the time and arrived absent with the expected effortless gain, 115-62.
The beginning five consisted of Chet Holmgren, Drew Timme, Julian Strawther, Rasir Bolton, and Andrew Nembhard. Irrespective of whether or not this carries on certainly remains to be found, but on its facial area, it was a beginning lineup that produced sense. Bolton and Strawther instantly showcased why they belong—Strawther particularly.
The sophomore winger looked correct at home in the starting off lineup, confidently hitting open corner threes and displaying that aggressive scoring knack all over the entire to start with half. Strawther led all scorers with 18 factors in the initial half, and Bolton appeared like the reincarnation of Ryan Woolridge, Demitri Goodson, and other sprinters from Gonzaga’s backcourts.
Holmgren, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2021, showcased why he is the unicorn prospect, scoring his initially collegiate points on a coast-to-coast journey.
Holmgren exhibited that drive several times and showcased the dribbling handles, the a few-stage shot, and all of the other areas of his video game that make him borderline unattainable to defend.
Just like previous year, the Zags had been out for blood in changeover as frequently as achievable. Holmgren was responsible for a couple of outlet passes himself and the Zags, for the most element, look like they are likely to exam other groups to check out and maintain up with them.
Mark Several Brian Michaelson emptied the bench, as we must be expecting in an exhibition activity. In terms of minutes distribution and items to watch, Ben Gregg was the final predicted contributor off the bench and Martynas Arlauskas did not even make an visual appeal (assuming the latter was planned since the wander-ons entered the game with five minutes left).
Not that Eastern Oregon at any time experienced a opportunity, but the poor Mountaineers received absolutely demolished by injuries in this video game. EOU’s all-time major scorer Max McCullough remaining the activity early in the very first fifty percent with a knee personal injury and did not return. Previous Gonzaga wander-on Paul Pennington broke his arm (it appeared) during the sport and left in…