Chet Holmgren, the No. 1 NCAA college basketball recruit in the country, gestures during a press conference where he announced he will be attending Gonzaga University on Monday. Chet is flanked by his father, David Holmgren, left, and mother, Sarah Harris, right. David Joles/Star Tribune via AP

SPOKANE, Wash. — Chet Holmgren, the nation’s top overall recruit, announced he is heading to Gonzaga on the same day star guard Jalen Suggs announced he is leaving the Bulldogs after one season to enter the NBA draft.

Holmgren said on ESPN that he will play for the Bulldogs. He will likely play only one college season. Holmgren had also been considering Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Minnesota, Memphis and Georgetown. Holmgren combines the skills of a guard with a 7-foot-1 frame and has been projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft.

As a senior at Minnehaha Academy in Minnesota, Holmgren averaged 20.8 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 blocks, shooting 80% from the field. Holmgren is following in the footsteps of Suggs, a close friend who is also from Minnesota.

Suggs had a stellar freshman season, capped off by hitting one of the most memorable shots in Final Four history, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer against UCLA that sent Gonzaga into the national championship game. The Zags lost to Baylor in the title game. Suggs announced in a Twitter post that he will enter the draft, which was anticipated since he’s considered a top pick.

Suggs averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists as a freshman. Suggs, who played with Holmgren at Minnehaha Academy and on AAU teams, was previously the highest-rated recruit in Gonzaga history. He was 11th in 247sports’ composite rankings when he committed to the Zags and 10th in the final rankings for the 2020 class.

MIAMI: Guard Charlie Moore is transferring from DePaul to Miami, his fourth school, for his final year of eligibility. Moore provides a much-needed reinforcement for the Hurricanes, who since the end of the season have lost three players via the NCAA’s new transfer rule.

The 5-foot-11 Moore averaged 15.5 points and 6.1 assists in 32 games for DePaul in 2019-20, and 14.4 points and 4.2 assists in 16 games this past season. He started 34 games as a freshman at California, and played as a reserve for Kansas in 2018-19.

IOWA: Starting guard CJ Fredrick has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal, the school confirmed Monday.

Fredrick started 52 games the last two seasons and is a 47% career 3-point shooter. Fredrick averaged 7.5 points per game last season and had 52 assists against 10 turnovers, with only six turnovers after Dec. 20. He missed four entire games and parts of three others because of a lower leg injury.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

ST. JOSEPH’S 18, NORWICH 7:  Lydia Dexter had six goals, five in the first half, and four assists to lead the Monks (6-2, 2-1 GNAC) to an 11-3 halftime advantage in a win over the Cadets (2-4, 0-3) in Northfield, Vermont.

Cailyn Wesley and Carson Battaglia each recorded a hat trick for St. Joseph’s. Jocelyn Moscato and Molly Barr had two goals apiece, while Josie Ring and Megan Kiley also scored.

Allison Sturgeon led the way for Norwich with four goals.

Madelyn Nelson and Amanda Huang split time in the cage for the Monks, combining for four saves, Sydney Rocheville stopped 15 shots for the Cadets.

FIELD HOCKEY

ST. JOSEPH’S 4, SOUTHERN MAINE 1: Emma Rutledge had a pair of second-half goals to lead the the Monks (2-0) past the Huskies (0-3) in Gorham.

Meghan Hill and Cailin Seavey also scored goals for St. Joseph’s, while Anna Walker added an assist.

Mary Keef scored for Southern Maine and Julianna Kiklis turned aside six shots.

Isabella Anton made a pair of saves in goal for the Monks.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

DRAKE: Allison Pohlman has been promoted to head coach a Drake and will take over for Jennie Baranczyk, who was hired by Oklahoma last week.

Drake Athletic Director Brian Hardin announced Pohlman’s hiring Sunday. Pohlman has been a member of the Drake staff since 2007 and associate head coach since 2014. As the Bulldogs’ recruiting coordinator under Baranczyk, Pohlman has assembled teams that have appeared in three straight NCAA Tournaments and won four regular-season Missouri Valley Conference titles and two MVC Tournament championships.

Before joining the Drake staff, the Wellsburg, Iowa, native spent seven seasons on staff at Northern Iowa and served as the Panthers’ associate head coach in 2006-07. Pohlman was a first-team All-MVC pick three times when she played for UNI.

FOOTBALL

NOTRE DAME-INDIANA: Indiana and Notre Dame will end a nearly a 40-year series hiatus after school officials announced Monday they would open the next decade with a two-game football series.

Notre Dame will host Indiana on Aug. 31, 2030, the first contest between the in-state programs since September 1991. On Sept. 27, 2031, the Fighting Irish will visit Bloomington, Indiana, for the first time since October 1950.


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