Sometimes the rich get richer, and that’s what’s happened in Spokane as the #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs today found out that Florida Gators transfer guard Andrew Nembhard will be eligible to play this season.
Big Gonzaga roster news: Guard Andrew Nembhard, a transfer from Florida, had his waiver approved. He is eligible to play, beginning with Thursday's game against Kansas. Nembhard was two-year starter at Florida. Joins a deep, talented Zag backcourt.— Jim Meehan (@SRJimm) November 24, 2020
Nembhard played 67 games for the Gators, and in his sophomore season averaged over 33 minutes per contest with 11.2 points and 3.0 rebounds a game.
The 6’5 Canadian make the already loaded Zags the massive chalk in the West Coast Conference, where they were already -1000 to win the league for the ninth-consecutive season at DraftKings Sportsbook. Added to returnees like Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi, this should be one of the most formidable teams of Mark Few’s tenure.
The Zags are a four-point favorite over Kansas on Thanksgiving Day in the Fort Myers Classic. Auburn and St. Joseph’s are the other two teams playing in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in one of the best holiday tournaments on the schedule. So far, all teams appear to be practicing and not in a Covid-19 quarantine of any kind.