SPOKANE, Wash. --- KREM 2 On Your Side researched the last 15 years of Gonzaga men’s basketball and found the program rarely has players in trouble with the law.
Following Sophomore Redshirt Josh Perkins' recent arrest Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few came out with a statement. He said they are taking this situation very seriously and they will support Perkins during this time.
And the last time Few had to make a statement like this was almost ten years ago. In 2007, when two Gonzaga players, Josh Heytvelt and Theo Davis, were arrested in Cheney for drug possession.
Prosecutors at the time recommended Davis be charged with marijuana possession which they said is a minor charge.
However police said Heyvelt had psychedelic mushrooms on him, which was a felony. Heytvelt went into a drug diversion program and did community service as his punishment.
Five years earlier the Gonzaga's men's basketball team saw some more unwanted press. This time when two unidentified basketball players were reportedly customers in a fake ID bust.
After some research we have found Gonzaga is probably on the low end of programs with players in trouble. Teams like San Diego State, South Carolina and other D1 schools have had multiple players over the last few years in trouble compared to GU.