SPOKANE, Wash. — Yet another point guard won't be coming to Gonzaga men's basketball by the way of transfer.
Derryck Thornton, a guard out of USC who visited Gonzaga and was interested, is going to be going to Boston College.
His offensive production wasn't great, but he was a guard at a major program.
Zags need depth. Losing out on Thornton is kind of a big deal.
THE CURRENT GUARDS ON THE ROSTER
The current guards on the roster that will get playing time are incoming freshman Brock Ravet, transfer from Texas A&M Admon Gilder and then you have Joel Ayayi returning.
The team lost guard Greg Foster to transfer. He actually committed to Saint Josephs Monday if you hadn't heard.
The point is, that's only three guards. Forward Corey Kispert playing some shooting guard.
But what if one of those guys gets hurt? Then what?
Lack of depth is not a good situation to be in and the transfer market for guards is dwindling. That goes for quantity of dudes left and also the caliber of player Gonzaga needs.
TWO TRANSFERS GONZAGA COULD STILL LOOK AT
Ryan Woolridge out of North Texas and Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey out of Tennessee State are guys the Zags should try and get.
Woolridge averaged 11.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game last season. However, Oklahoma State, Minnesota and Arkansas have already been heavily recruiting him.
Fitzpatrick Dorsey averaged 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season. He is a shooting guard, but it would still add guard depth on the roster.
ESPN ranks Woolridge and Fitzpatrick-Dorsey as top 50 grad transfers eligible to play next season.
LOOKING AT THE FUTURE
Whatever happens, getting one more guard on this roster needs to happen.
Something to remember is Gonzaga still has two scholarships left.
If no other players join the team, Gilder could very well be the starting at point guard next season. Kispert could start at shooting guard.