Gonzaga has been one of men’s college basketball’s best teams this century. They have made every single NCAA tournament since Mark Few took the helm in 1999. And furthermore, Gonzaga has made five consecutive Sweet Sixteens, three of the last five Elite Eights and were the runner ups in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
The Wizards had two of the three most prominent Zags men’s basketball players in their history. Adam Morrison wore a Wizards uniform in the 2010-11 season at training camp but was waived pretty early on, even before the preseason began.
However, the Wizards also drafted rookie forward Rui Hachimura, who was last season’s West Coast Conference Player of the Year when he averaged 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Of course, you knew we were going to write about him, right?
Before I go on, who was the third Zags player? That honor would go to Naismith Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, who played for the Bulldogs from 1980-84 before his legendary NBA career with the Utah Jazz.
Anyway, there’s a new bobblehead to commemorate Hachimura’s days when he donned No. 21 for the Bulldogs in Spokane from FOCO. It’s unfortunate that Gonzaga and every other college basketball team can’t play in a tournament this year due to the COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus.
But maybe this bobblehead will spark some good memories for Zags fans. And it could catch the eye of Wizards fans who want to collect memorabilia of their favorite stars before they wore Monumental Red. I’m not sure how much the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Wizards’ fanbases overlap, but I don’t think it’s very much.
Check out this image of the bobblehead below.
You can buy the bobblehead below, which is on pre-order through June 15 for $45. There’s no affiliate link, so the site nor I get a cut of it. According to FOCO, the bobbleheads will ship no later than June 15. That’s a pretty lengthy wait in my opinion, but I think the current coronavirus pandemic may be partly why.
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