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The unicorn seven-footer is the No. 2 prospect in the class of 2021.
Chet Holmgren, the seven-foot three point shooting machine from Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced that the Gonzaga Bulldogs are one of the seven schools he is considering when he begins college in 2021. Holmgren is ranked No. 2 overall in the Class of 2021 by 247 Sports.
— chet holmgren (@ChetHolmgren) June 26, 2020
The Zags have been on Holmgren for quite some time. He took his official visit to the school on Oct. 4, 2019. If you want to expand the recruiting chain, and hopefully the inside angle the Zags have, it looks like this: Dominick Harris helps recruit Jalen Suggs to arrive at Gonzaga -> Jalen Suggs helps recruit his former Minnehaha Academy teammate to come be a Zag.
If Holmgren decides to play at Gonzaga, he will become the highest-rated recruit in school history, supplanting his former teammate in Suggs.
Currently, many of the national pundits are pegging the Zags as one of the favorites to land Holmgren’s talents. Having Suggs on the roster does not hurt the bottom line at all.
“That’s my guy, and I’m going to be closely tuned in to see his successes—especially because I’ll miss playing with him,” Holmgren told ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
The Zags so far have inked Kaden Perry, the No. 68 ranked player, as their only signing from the Class of 2021. They are still heavily chasing Hunter Sallis, a combo-guard ranked No. 19 out of Omaha, and power forward Paolo Banchero, the No. 4-ranked Seattle prospect.