Ebene News – US – Gonzaga signs finalist Chet Holmgren for Naismith preseason player of the year

Gonzaga recruits Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2021 class, is one of five finalists for the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year

Gonzaga is one of seven schools on Holmgren’s list of finalists The Zags are considered the favorites to land the 7-foot center at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, according to crystal ball projections by the seven recruiting analysts by 247sports

Other finalists include Paolo Banchero, O’Dea High (Seattle); Emoni Bates, Ypsi Prep Academy (Ypsilanti, Michigan); Jaden Hardy, Coronado High (Henderson, Nevada); and Jabari Smith Jr, Sandy Creek High (Tyrone, GA)

Holmgren was teammate with first year point guard Gonzaga Jalen Suggs in Minnehaha and on the AAU Suggs Tour was a finalist for last year’s Naismith Preparation Award Suggs, Corey Kispert and Drew Timme are on the list of 30 nominees for the Naismith Trophy

Gonzaga recruits Hunter Sallis, a 6-5 combo guard from Omaha, Nebraska, among 10 semi-finalists According to crystal ball projections from 247sports, Gonzaga is the favorite (77%) over Kentucky (23% ) for Sallis Two weeks ago, 247sports had Gonzaga as 538% favorite with Kentucky at 462%

Holmgren, Sallis and Gonzaga commit Kaden Perry is one of more than 300 boys nominated for McDonald’s All-American game

Perry, a senior at Battle Ground High, is one of 21 named players from Washington. 6-foot-9 forward Perry averaged 237 points, 153 rebounds and 33 blocks last season In his sophomore year, he led Battle Ground in its first state tournament appearance since 2002

The final 24-player roster will be announced later this month, but the game will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Ebene News – United States – Gonzaga signs finalist Chet Holmgren as the presidential player for the year Naismith

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