Gonzaga will have the best starting five in college basketball, and it's not a close call. They have the best returning player in college basketball in Drew Timme and the best newcomer in Chet Holmgren. It's going to take some time to iron things out on defense and with role allocation, but I guarantee those two are going to cause nightmares for opponents. This is one of head coach Mark Few's most unique front-courts ever.
He has never had a player quite like Holmgren. He is a 7-foot-tall star who can bring the ball up the floor, hit 3-pointers, block shots around the rim and score as a post player. He can literally do everything for the 'Zags.
When you throw in Andrew Nembhard, Hunter Sallis, Nolan Hickman, Rasir Bolton and Anton Watson, this team is extraordinarily deep. They are talented, experienced and will be hungry after falling one win short of a title last season, with their only loss coming against Baylor in the national championship. Gonzaga may have lost Jalen Suggs, Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi, but it retained all these talented players and added the No. 1 recruit in Holmgren.
Nembhard is back to run the offense and is going to lead a potent attack that is likely going to be near the top of many offensive rankings again this year. Watson is another player who returns this season, and he may be one of the most important players for Gonzaga every time he steps on the floor. He doesn't score a ton of points, but he plays relentless defense. When he doesn’t play, it's noticeable on the defensive end for the Bulldogs.
This is a championship caliber team, and the best team in the country. I said it last year that Gonzaga was unbeatable, and they were beaten. So, I'll say it again. Gonzaga is unbeatable. At +650, cash it.
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