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Chet Holmgren is off to a historic start with Gonzaga

No. 1 recruit Chet Holmgren has put five games in the books this season with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the 7-foot-1 standout is putting up historic numbers to start his collegiate career.

The latest performance came on Monday as Holmgren led the No. 1 Bulldogs to a win over Central Michigan to tip off the Good Sam Empire Classic from Las Vegas, Nevada. Holmgren recorded 19 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists in 20 minutes of work.

The 19-year-old once again flashed his unique size and skillset in the victory on Monday. On one sequence, in particular, Holmgren blocked a shot and then took the ball coast-to-coast to finish for the and-1 attempt on the other end.

On the season, Holmgren is averaging 12.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.4 blocks on 70.4% shooting from the field.

Holmgren is the only Division I player over the

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No. 1 recruit Chet Holmgren announces commitment to Gonzaga

Five-star prospect Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2021, announced Monday on SportsCenter that he has committed to play next season at Gonzaga.

Holmgren, 18, chose Gonzaga over the likes of Georgetown, Maryland, Minnesota and Ohio State among others. He made official visits to Gonzaga and Ohio State before the coronavirus pandemic shut down in-person recruitment visits.

The 7-foot-1 product from Minnesota led the Minnehaha Academy to its fourth straight state championship last season. He averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 4.5 assists on 80% shooting from the field last season.

Gonzaga was viewed as the favorites to land Holmgren following their successful run this season in the NCAA Tournament. He was close friends with Jalen Suggs and said he played a large role in persuading him to commit to the Zags.

Holmgren becomes the highest-rated recruit to ever commit to Gonzaga.

Holmgren, who

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Gonzaga cruises to Sweet 16 with 87-71 victory over No. 8 Oklahoma

Still perfect: Gonzaga cruises to Sweet 16 with 87-71 victory over No. 8 Oklahoma originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

The Gonzaga Bulldogs remain undefeated.

Behind a 30-point, 13-rebound performance from Drew Timme, the Zags took down No. 8 Oklahoma in a hard-fought 84-70 battle in the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.

The Gonzaga forward credited his team’s blueprint for success in guiding them to another victory in the tournament.  

“Just a great game plan,” Timme told CBS sideline reporter Lauren Shehadi. “We just took what the defense gave us. It feels good to come out on top, especially against such a good team like Oklahoma.”

Two games down, four to go. Gonzaga now advances to the Sweet 16 for sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021), the best streak among all men’s college basketball teams. The Bulldogs have now also won 25 games in a

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