Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA Draft

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA Draft
Brandon Clarke with the monster jam against San Francisco.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke announced Wednesday morning that he’s declaring for the NBA Draft.

Clarke, who set a single-season record for blocks and field goal percentage, was named the WCC Newcomber of the Year in 2018-2019 after a transfer from San Jose State. In 37 games, he averaged 16.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks.

“First, I would like to thank my family for their continued support of my basketball career,” Clarke said in a news release provided by Gonzaga. “I would also like to thank Coach Few and the entire Gonzaga coaching staff for sharing their knowledge of the game. I transferred to GU to develop my game and learn as much as I could from the top coaching staff in the country. With their help, I am confident in the player I have become and I’m ready for the next step. My teammates, my brothers, I cannot thank them enough. These have been the best two years of my life. Lastly, I want to thank the best fans in the country, Zag Nation. I will always be proud to be a Zag!”

Under new NCAA rules, Clarke can sign with an NCAA-certified agent and return to school if he chooses. He must make that decision by May 29.

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