A massive 48 hours are looming for the Bulldog Show

Gonzaga Basketball has the potential to lose all five starters in this off-season. Could any of them actually come back for another year?

It’s been an eventful season for nearly every DI program. There are transfers in and out, NBA draft decisions, and even on the hiring track for the 2022 and 2023 class. That includes Gonzaga Basketball, though it’s been fairly quiet for them in the past couple of months. The only thing worth noting that they’ve been a part of so far is the former potential five-star drop and LSU Efton Reid center earlier in May.

But all the attention will soon be on bulldogThere are three pending decisions on the list that must be made. After the season ended, all five starters on the team announced for the NBA draft and one player was guaranteed to leave at Chet Holmgren, a selection among the top 3 predicted players in the June draft.

As for the other four, there were varying degrees of clarity on what they could do. The next safest bet to leave was Andrew Nymbard, the starting point guard for four years and never showed much interest in returning. And after seeing his stock soar at the NBA Draft Combine (a potential first-round pick), he’s definitely not coming back.

But what about the other three appetizers? Here’s what else they might do and what Gonzaga could do to “replace” them on the roster for next season.

J Racer Bolton

2021-22 stats: 11.2 ppg and 2.3 apg on 52% shooting, 46% three points

Bolton He was the Bulldogs’ most efficient guard and the best shooter of ease from the depths. He was the rookie for four years at three different schools and finally saw some post-disaster victories in both Pennsylvania and Iowa.

Big isn’t an expected pick and he’ll have to make his way into the G League to start so he can easily return and be the main goalkeeper for Gonzaga next season. He will certainly be the most experienced alongside Nolan Hickman and Hunter Salles. He deals with the ball as well, so his return gives the team not only an elite shooter but also a spare point guard. If he leaves, Gonzaga has to find another guard at the gate.

J/W Julian Strother

2021-22 stats: 11.8 ppg and 5.4 rpg when fired at 50%, three points at 37%

At 6’7 and a capable fire from the depths, straw It fits the modern NBA game and is likely to be drafted. In fact, after a solid performance at the NBA Draft Combine, the sophomore wing could be a top 40 pick. He’s still young and has a lot of potential in the long run.

If he stays in the draft, Gonzaga will have to slide over 6’6 Sallis to the wing, while he’ll also have to play some three-man formations as well. The team is also reported to be looking for Papa Miller, a potential 6’9 forward from Spain who will also be visiting soon. But Strother is a legitimate shooter who could have a big junior campaign as a prime option if Tim doesn’t return.

J Drew Tim

2021-22 stats: 18.4 ppg and 6.8 rpg on 59% shooting, 29% three points

The Karate Karate World Player of the Year and two-time All-American is considered one of the best offensive postal players in the country and has been dominant in the NCAA Championship for the past two years. There is no way to replace the program’s 20 ppg scorer but they got to Efton Reid, who is a good athlete and defender and could be a superstar for the team at the center if Timme is gone.

but if Tim Again, this immediately makes Gonzaga Basketball a top-10 pre-season team for the 2022-23 season, and with Holmgren gone, it could produce even bigger numbers. He’s unlikely to be inducted but the huge guy could be very good with college hoops after three years and turn pro.

It will be interesting to see which of the three players returns. If two of them did, the team would be in the top ten. If all three return, the national title aspirations will begin. But if all three go, the Bulldogs will have to work hard to win the Senior World Championship title another season.