We have an exciting guest post from the renowned Twitter personality @zagcaldwell, who is a go-to source for all things Gonzaga recruiting. His website, caldwellzagrecruitingnews.com, is widely regarded as the best resource for Gonzaga recruiting news on the internet. We are incredibly thankful to Caldwell Zag for providing us with this comprehensive roundup. So let’s dive into the latest Gonzaga recruiting updates!
Chet Holmgren: A Perfect Fit for Gonzaga
Chet Holmgren has been on our radar for months, and all signs point to him becoming a Zag. The Zags’ offensive system aligns perfectly with his style of play, and he can contribute from the 3-5 positions on offense while excelling as a rim protector on defense. Chet had a fantastic visit to GU during Kraziness in the Kennel, alongside Jalen Suggs and the rest of the Tricky Trio. The strong bond between Jalen and Chet further strengthens the case for Chet choosing Gonzaga. With a 90% chance of Chet joining the Zags, rumors of him exploring the G-League seem unlikely.
Hunter Sallis: A Rising Star
Hunter Sallis has caught the attention of many recruiting experts, but we believe he will be a Zag. Hunter and his family loved their visit to Gonzaga, appreciating the uptempo offense and the freedom it offers. Teaming him up with Andrew Nembhard, Joel Ayayi, and Dominick Harris would create an extraordinary backcourt that can rival any in the country. While Kentucky, UNC, and Creighton are also interested, our confidence level stands at 85% for Hunter choosing Gonzaga.
Prospects and Future Classes
Although the evaluation period has been challenging for all schools due to COVID, Gonzaga is still pursuing some noteworthy recruits. Fanbo Zeng from China has already committed for the 2021 class, and there’s a high likelihood he’ll reclassify and join the team next fall. Other prospects on Gonzaga’s radar include AJ Casey, Shaedon Sharpe, Richard Isaacs, and Dylan Anderson. AJ Casey stands out as a highly skilled wing who could make an immediate impact, while Richard Isaacs could potentially replace Andrew Nembhard as a talented point guard. Dylan Anderson perfectly fits Gonzaga’s system as a stretch four. Additionally, we’ve recently broken the news about emerging talent Shaedon Sharpe, who has built a strong relationship with Gonzaga over the past year.
Looking ahead to the class of 2023, one name stands out—Jeremy Fears Jr. Gonzaga rarely offers scholarships to players so far in advance, but our insiders are confident about our chances with Fears. In fact, our confidence level with Jeremy is higher than any other player in the 2022 class.
Here’s a breakdown of the prospects and their current likelihood of becoming Zags:
Class of 2021
- Ben Gregg: Committed and on campus
- Kaden Perry: Committed
- Chet Holmgren: 90%
- Hunter Sallis: 85%
Class of 2022
- Fanbo Zeng: Committed
- Shaedon Sharpe: 50%
- AJ Casey: 40%
- Richard Isaacs: 20%
- Dylan Anderson: 20%
Class of 2023
- Jeremy Fears Jr: 70%
It’s worth noting that the percentages in the 2022 class may seem low, but due to limited evaluation periods, it has been difficult to make accurate assessments. As the spring and summer AAU circuits unfold, we expect to have a clearer picture.
We are incredibly grateful to the Slipper Still Fits for giving us the opportunity to provide this recruiting update to Zag Nation. Remember, for the most up-to-date news on Gonzaga recruiting, visit Ratingperson. Zag Up!