Damion Lee Considering Gonzaga

Elite transfer Damion Lee is considering transferring to Gonzaga after wrapping up his career at Drexel. The 6’6” guard recently announced that the Zags were one of his finalists, the others being Arizona, Louisville, Marquette and Maryland.

I have narrowed my list down to these schools in alphabetical order: Arizona Gonzaga Louisville Marquette Maryland.

— Damion Lee (@DL_XIV) April 12, 2015

Lee would present a major coup for Mark Few, who might lose Kyle Wiltjer and Przemek Karnowski to the NBA Draft. The high-scoring win averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists at Drexel last season. He put up 13 points a contest as a sophomore after scoring 17.1 per game as a freshman. Lee would be eligible to play immediately, similar to Byron Wesley last season.

Along with Lee, top transfers Nigel Williams-Goss (formerly of UW) and Marcus Foster (Kansas State) are considering the Zags. GU has become a desirable landing spot for transfers thanks to a highly successful program and excellent track record. Players like Wiltjer and Dan Dickau came to Spokane as bench players (at their previous schools) and transformed into All-Americans. Other transfers like Wesley and Micah Downs have become solid starters and integral parts of respective Gonzaga teams. Here’s hoping Lee joins that list.

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Top Transfer Marcus Foster Considering Gonzaga

Former Kansas State guard is considering transferring to Gonzaga to finish out his college basketball career.Foster finished his sophomore season at KSU with per-game averages of 12.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 34.7% from three-point land. This comes after a freshman season in which he scored 15.5 points a contest and put up 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The 6’2” guard shot 39.5% from deep in his first season at Kansas State.

It’s probably safe to say he’d be forgiven for doing this if he suits up for the Zags.

Foster is also considering Creighton, Cincinnati and LSU.

Fellow sought-after transfer Nigel Williams-Goss is also considering Gonzaga. 

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Nigel Williams-Goss Transfer: Guard Considering Gonzaga

University of Washington guard Nigel Williams-Goss is leaving UW. The Oregon native and former McDonald’s All-American will transfer and is reportedly considering Gonzaga. According to Chris Haynes, the guard is also considering UNLV, Texas, Georgetown, Michigan State and Arkansas. He averaged 15.6 points, 5.9 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game at UW last season.

The Zags already have their future point guard in Josh Perkins, but a backcourt of Williams-Goss and Perkins would be pretty dynamic, not to mention fun to watch. Just for kicks and whistles, here’s some highlights of Perkins’ passing.

Stanford and Cal apparently reached out to the guard, but as Haynes notes, programs can make it tough to transfer within conferences.

One thing is for certain, if Williams-Goss heads to Gonzaga, it would certainly spice up a rivalry that has grown dormant in the past few years.

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Sounders Waive Kenny Cooper: Twitter Reaction

The Seattle Sounders waived forward Kenny Cooper in a move that has quickly become a hot topic around the league and in Seattle. Here’s the latest from the Twitterverse.

Here’s the official release from the Sounders-

The Seattle Times’ Matt Pentz passes along the fact that Cooper will pass through the league’s waiver list.

The Sounders had bought out Cooper’s contract.

Per the good people at Sounder at Heart, Cooper was once rumored to be headed to Montreal via trade.

SB Nation’s Jeremiah Oshan, the Montreal Impact never offered anything for Cooper in a trade.

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman says Cooper was a cap casualty.

Sounders Rumors looks at the financial savings for the Sounders after the move.

And finally, NBC Sports Soccer looks at Cooper’s options after leaving Seattle.   

 

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