Recruiting Season to Begin

2007 recruits like Austin Daye, Zane Johnson or Omondi Amoke may be the focal points of recruiting season, but look for Gonzaga coaches to be keeping an eye on 2008 and 2009 prospects such as Andy Poling and Brad Tinsley as well. It all begins and ends in Las Vegas.


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The Gonzaga coaches are at an advantage with two recruits already committed for 2007. With Robert Sacre and Steven Gray having already given a verbal to the Zags, the GU coaches can focus on a smaller number of players in that class while doing plenty of evaluating for 2008 and beyond.

Starting with the Las Vegas Easter Classic on April 14th, the staff will travel the country, evaluating talent in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 classes.

Key AAU Tournaments/Camps open to coaches:

April:

Las Vegas Easter Classic - Las Vegas, NV (4/12-16)
Houston Kingwood Classic - Houston, TX (4/21-23)
Las Vegas Spring Showcase - Las Vegas, NV (4/28-30)
Pump'N-Run Spring Classic - Las Vegas, NV (4/28-30)

May:

Quiet Period

June:

Quiet Period

July:

ABCD Camp - Teaneck, NJ (7/4-9)
Nike All-American Camp - Indianapolis, IN (7/4-9)
adidas Superstar All-American Camp - Suwanee, GA (7/6-11)
Reebok Summer Classic East - Teaneck, NJ (7/11-12)
Fullcourt Press All-West Camp - Cypress, CA (7/11-13)
Nike Peach Jam - Augusta, SC (7/12-15)
Main Event - Las Vegas, NV (7/22-26)
Reebok Big Time - Las Vegas, NV (7/22-26)
adidas Super 64 - Las Vegas, NV (7/22-26)

During the Quiet Period in June, Gonzaga will conduct multiple individual and team camps on the campus of GU.

Recruiting Period Dates:

April 14-30: Contact Period
May 1-31: Quiet Period
June 1-5: Quiet Period
June 6-10: Evaluation Period
June 11-30: Quiet Period
July 1-5: Quiet Period
July 6-15: Evaluation Period
July 16-21: Dead Period
July 22-31: Evaluation Period

NCAA Recruiting Period Definitions:

Contact Period: During this time, a college coach may have in-person contact with a student and/or the student's parents on or off the college's campus. The coach may also watch a student play or visit the student's high school. Students may visit the college campus and coaches may write or telephone students during this period.

Evaluation Period: A period of time when a college coach may watch a student play or visit the athlete's high school. The coach cannot have any in-person contact with the student or the student's parents away from the college campus. The coach may write or call the student or the student's parents during this time for education expenses.

Quiet Period: The college coach may not have any in-person contact with a student or the student's parents off the college campus. The coach may not watch the student play or visit the student's high school during this time. The student and his parents may visit a college campus during this time. A coach may write or telephone a student or his parents during this time.

Dead Period: A period of time when a college coach may not have any in-person contact with a student or his family. The coach may write or call the student or the student's parents during this time.

GUnation.com is an unofficial website for Gonzaga basketball and is not responsible or accountable for any possible inaccuracies that may be stated above. If you have any questions regarding recruiting, please go to ncaa.org for official information.


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