Choosing the best players to be part of your team’s lineup is important for its success. These players are filtered based on their talent and skills. No team will choose the least performing player and put him in the middle of the court to be eaten alive by their opponents.
The goal here is to win, and choosing the best of the best ensures the team’s victory. The same applies to betting. Whether it be about betting on the NCAA basketball futures or fantasy sports, a punter must choose a team with a good lineup.
During the upcoming March Madness, the Gonzaga Bulldogs is the heavy favorite, their coach should make sure that their lineup will consist of nothing but the best. Here is the full list of the Zags’ roster with each player’s quick bio.
Arlauskas is a 6 foot, 4 inches Sophomore guard from Kaunas, Lithuania. He is number 42 out of 247 top recruits in basketball before his Bulldogs career.
A junior guard of the Bulldogs, Joel Ayayi stands 6 feet and 5 inches from France. He scored the first triple-double of Zags history during their regular-season game against the Portland Pilots.
Playing center for the Zags, Omar Ballo is a seven-footer Malian labeled by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony in 2019 as the top international prospect. Ballo led his Mali team in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup and earned the silver medal.
Brooks is a freshman playing forward for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. He stands 6 feet and 7 inches and averages 16 points and eight rebounds per game. He was selected as an MVP of the Loyola High School Basketball team.
Aaron Cook is another of Zags’ guards that stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He is playing with the Zags as a senior. He earned a place at the Sunshine Slam All-Tournament team with 17 points per game, 4.3 steals, and 7.3 assists.
One of the famous names in Gonzaga’s roster is Will Graves. He is one of the players who represented the Gonzaga Bulldogs on the National Basketball Coaches Association and received academic honors alongside Kispert and Lang.
Kispert is one of the Zags’ weapons of destruction. He was one of the players in the tournament that exhibited great performance during the regular season. Kispert’s average ppg is 19.5, his RPG is 4.9, and his APG is 1.8.
Last season, Matthew Lang showed amazing talent as he averaged 2.9 minutes per game with 12 ppg, 3 RPG, 3 APG, and 3 SPG. His shooting percentage is at 100%, where he scored his career-high three points in 2019.
Among all the recruits who signed up with the Zags, Jalen Suggs is the highest-ranked among them. He even ranked 12 on the top 100 in the 2020 class by ESPN. Suggs averaged 23.5 ppg during his senior year in high school. He is indeed deserving to be in this winning team and show his ability to the world.
Drew Timme is a Texan playing forward for the Zags. He appeared in all 33 games during his freshman year and averaged 20.5 minutes, 9.8 ppg, 5.4 RPG, and 0.9 blocks. Timme also led his team, where he shot 62.1% from the field.
In his Junior year with the Zags, Andrew Nembhard is one of the most exposed players of the Zags seen in all 67 games since he arrived in Florida. Even at a young age, he has recorded 196 assists in all 36 games he played during his freshman year, being the fourth-highest in a single-season in Florida while the second-highest earned by a freshman.
Abe Eagle is another talented young bulldog named the team’s most improved player during his Sophomore year and averaged 12.3 ppg and eight RPG.
Julian Strawther is still in his freshman year with the Zags. He averaged 31.5 ppg, 11.1 RPG, 2.2 APG, and 2.1 SPG during his high school basketball career.
Watson appeared in 15 games in his last season and missed the final 14 games due to a shoulder injury. However, he has recorded an average of 14.7 minutes, 4.9 ppg, 3.1 RPG, and made around 53.8% on the field shots.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs indeed consist a lot of freshmen on their roster this year. This includes Ben Gregg, who is playing as a forward for the Bulldogs. He graduated high school early and joined the Zags after that.
From Murrieta, California, is the 6 feet, 3 inches freshman guard who earned multiple achievements during his high school basketball career. Some of his achievements are 2019 HoopHall West Most Valuable Player, 2020 LA Boys Basketball Player of the Year Nominee, and many more.
Without that much basketball background with the Zags, as he is one of the roster’s freshman players, Evan Inglesby still has pretty amazing high school career highlights. These highlights include being in the Class 6A State Second Team and earning first-team all-MHC honors.
The last on the list but not the least is Pavel Zakharov. He is now in his Sophomore year with the Zags with an average of 4.5 minutes, 1.9 ppg, 18 RPG, 2 SPG, 3 APG, and four blocks record during his freshman season. He also has a percentage shooting rate of 61.9% from the field, 13 out of 21 attempts throughout the season.
The fate of the whole of Gonzaga Bulldogs is in the hands of these young basketball players. Their talent and ability were already proven during the NCAA’s regular season as they have finished it with an undefeated record. Now that you have familiarized yourself with all the players under the Gonzaga Bulldogs, you can now have a clearer projection of what could happen.