2017 Signing Day Preview:
With Signing Day just a matter of days away, it’s shaping up to be a very interesting week for Gonzaga. This was always planned to be a small class focused on prospects that truly fit the Gonzaga system. With that as the expectation, the coaching staff really zeroed in on two prospects, both of who happen to be from the state of Washington. At this point, one of those prospects is committed, while the other has the Zags in his Final four schools.
Corey Kispert will make it official:
After making official visits to Notre Dame, Virginia and Gonzaga, King’s High School star, Corey Kispert, made the decision to stay local and committed to Mark Few and his staff. Kispert is an outstanding shooter and showcased a rapidly improving athleticism and overall offensive skill set throughout the summer. While there have been some comparisons to former Zag, Kyle Dranginis, we actually think Kispert is a better athlete and pure scorer. It will be interesting if he develops the overall court sense and passing ability that made Dranginis such a versatile piece. Kispert currently ranks as the 72nd ranked player in the Scout 100, and projects as a guy that will make a huge impact during his four years in Spokane.
What’s the status on Daejon Davis:
While we haven’t been able to get an update directly from Scout’s 45th ranked prospect, we have been able to get a sense of where things stand with Davis. From what we have heard, his visit to Gonzaga exceeded expectations. While some other schools have showcased their football program, the Zags made the entire visit about the basketball community he would be a part of, as well as how he would develop in Spokane. The latest we have heard is that after Kispert made his commitment, the entire staff made Davis their sole focus, and this has made an impact.
Heading into Signing Day, the buzz has been around Oregon as a leader. With that said, it will be very interesting to see what happens with 5-star prospect, Troy Brown. He has been prioritized by the Oregon staff, and would be yet another commitment at the position Davis plays in this class. Oregon already has commitments from V.J. Bailey and Abu Kigab, and both of them project as guards at the collegiate level. Oregon has long been considered one of the leaders for Brown, and he is scheduled to make his decision on November 7th. Depending on what happens with that, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Davis make his decision a couple days later.