The rich continue to get richer.
Per ESPN’s Paul Biancardi, No. 13-ranked prospect in the class of 2021 Hunter Sallis announced this morning he will be committing to Gonzaga next season.
Sallis had eight different schools calling his name, including the likes of his hometown school Creighton, who the Zags will play in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at 11:10 a.m. PST. Sallis also had interest from North Carolina, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA, Iowa State and Kentucky.
Sallis told Spokesman Review’s Jim Meehan he made his decision to commit to GU on Monday, narrowing down his decision to GU, Creighton and UNC.
One of the reasons Sallis decided to bring his talents to Spokane is due to the recent success the program has seen over the past few years. Sallis also mentioned he kept a close eye on how GU was playing and also watched Jalen Suggs play, which helped him make his decision to come to GU.
Sallis on picking Gonzaga:— Jim Meehan (@SRJimm) March 26, 2021
"Just the success they've been having over the years and really when I went on my official visit it felt like home and somewhere I could be and have fun with my teammates and coaches."
"That was also a big part of it,” Sallis said to Meehan. “Watching Jalen play this year and see how he’s playing and I'll be able to fill that role. That’s why I wanted to watch this season to see how well he fit."
The 6-foot-3-inch point guard from Omaha, Nebraska, averaged 22.3 points per game in 29 games for Millard North High School, adding on 3.5 assists and 5.6 rebounds.
The GU men’s basketball program continues its recent recruiting success by adding this five star prospect. Sallis is the second five star to be recruited by GU over the past two seasons, with Suggs being the other recruit.
Sallis joins No. 72-ranked recruit Kaden Perry in the class of 2021 freshman class for the Zags. With the potential of making this recruiting class even stronger by adding the No. 1 overall recruit in 2021 Chet Holmgren, the Zags continue to build a bright future for its program.