Josh Perkins to Gonzaga


As expected, Huntington (W.V.) Prep point guard Josh Perkins committed to Gonzaga on Saturday morning.

“Officially committed to university of Gonzaga!!” he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-2 point guard also considered UCLA and Minnesota.

“Gonzaga has been there from day one,” Randy Perkins, Josh’s father, told this summer.

“There’s something to be said for being there from day one. When Josh is interviewed the first thing out of his mouth is he wants a coach to be there both on and off the court for him. For that, Gonzaga rates really high.”

“Coach [Mark] Few’s been there since day one. He’s at every game. Josh is really excited when he sees the head coach there.” To read more of this story, click here

Perkins to Announce Saturday; All Signs Point to Gonzaga


Huntington (W.V.) Prep point guard Josh Perkins will announce his college choice on Saturday in Colorado and all signs point to him landing at Gonzaga, multiple sources close to the recruitment told

Perkins had initially listed a five of Gonzaga, UCLA, Minnesota, UConn and Kentucky.

Kentucky never offered the 6-foot-2 point guard, and he never ended up taking a visit to UConn. To read more of this story, click here

Is Wiltjer the Next Olynyk?

Kyle Wiltjer’s transfer to Gonzaga from Kentucky raises the parallel between himself and Kelly Olynyk.

Zags coach Mark Few told he thinks Wiltjer could follow in Olynyk’s footsteps after sitting out the upcoming season.

That, of course, would be an ideal situation for Wiltjer, considering Olynyk was the No. 13 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. To read more of this story, click here

Kyle Wiltjer to Gonzaga

Kyle WiltjerWASHINGTON, D.C. — In the worst kept secret in college basketball, Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to Gonzaga, sources confirmed to Friday.

The news was first reported by

The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer recently visited Gonzaga. The Oregon native also considered Oregon and Oregon State, among others. He will have to sit a year per NCAA transfer regulations unless he obtains a waiver.

Wiltjer is friendly with Gonzaga junior guard Kevin Pangos, who are both are members of the Canadian National Team Development roster. To read more of this story, click here

NBA Scouts Flock to See Duke, Zags

NEW YORK – It isn’t exactly The Beatles playing Shea Stadium, but Duke and Gonzaga will draw a crowd Monday in Kansas City.

Some 43 NBA scouts have requested credentials for the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Championship Round to see players like Duke’s Kyrie Irving and Kyle Singler and Gonzaga’s Steven Gray.

“Forty-three is a lot,” said Ray Cella of the Gazelle Group, which is putting on the event Monday and Tuesday. “Obviously, when you get quality teams coming to one place everybody wants to come out.” To read more of this story, click here

Kyle Wiltjer Cuts List to 7

Kyle Wiltjer has cut his list to seven schools.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Portland (Ore.) Jesuit is down to California, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, he said by text.

Wiltjer, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2011, has no visits planned but said he plans to take one to Cal.

“Everyone is pretty equal, but they [Cal] probably will [get a visit],” he said.

Wiltjer had a tremendous summer with the Drew Gooden Soldiers, winning the Las Vegas Fab 48 and the Pumps event in California.

Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter

Oakland Soldiers Big Men Drawing Looks

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — That Oakland Soldiers are one of the most star-studded outfits on the summer recruiting trail.

With guards Nick Johnson Josiah Turner and Jabari Brown and 6-9 bigs Kyle Wiltjer and Brandon Ashley (2012), the Soldiers drew everyone from Roy Williams to Gary Williams to Ben Howland at last week’s Peach Jam.

“Before the game I notice who’s in the building. But when the game starts, I’m all about the game,” Wiltjer said.

Wiltjer missed at least one game at the Peach Jam with painful migraine headaches that forced him to visit the emergency room. To read more of this story, click here