Gonzaga’s Real Deals
Gonzaga has had the ability to produce NBA players. Before the Zags were the “ZAGS” this small Jesuit university produced one of the most accomplished NBA players of all time, Hall of Famer, John Stockton.
During the 2005-2006 season, Gonzaga and the Spokane community thought they had the second coming. That sad March night when Adam Morrison cried in the middle of the court when the Zags blew a 10 point lead to the eventual champions UCLA, was a night I will always remember but want to forget.
I, like Morrison, cried my eyes out as I sat alone at a bar because I had seen, for the last time, one of the “for sure, real deals” in Gonzaga Bulldogs history. Four years later a big slap in the face of reality set in and I, like many others, would realize that the Adam Morrison craze was over.
There were other real deals, Dan Dickau was a force in the early 2000’s and played in the NBA for six seasons. Richie Frahm was a Zag at the same time and he spent four years in the NBA as well. Even so, they only paved the way for Morrisson in Spokane.
Gonzaga may never again see another talented college basketball player like Adam Morrison, but does this year’s Bulldog team have the next real deal?