The Gonzaga Bulldogs program landed its second top-100 recruit for the Class of 2016 on Monday morning in Chicago shooting guard Zach Norvell. He joins 6-10 center Zach Collins out of Bishop Gorman in Nevada as the other top-100 prospect. The program is also slated to be welcoming French forward Killian Tillie in 2016.
Simeon star shooting guard Zach Norvell ended his recruitment on Monday as the 6-foot-5 shooting guard announced he has committed to Gonzaga.
Norvell, who is regarded as a four-star prospect, pledged to the Bulldogs over his other finalists of Florida State, Georgetown and Iowa State. Rivals rates the lefty as the No. 93 overall prospect in the national Class of 2016. Before making his decision, Norvell took official visits to all four programs on his final list.
A tough and competitive shooting guard who can heat up in a hurry, Norvell is the latest in a long line of Simeon players to become national prospects. A mainstay on varsity since his sophomore season, Norvell had some strong flashes of play this spring and summer playing in the Nike EYBL.
Playing for the Mac Irvin Fire, Norvell averaged 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1.7 assists per game in 22 EYBL contests. Norvell also made national headlines this summer with a 53-point outing in Las Vegas in which he made 11 3-pointers in the first half and 14 triples for the game.
Gonzaga has been successful recruiting Chicago before as they brought Robeson star Jeremy Pargo in before the 2005-06 season. After a solid four-year career with Gonzaga, Pargo played for two seasons in the NBA.