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Gonzaga Basketball: Analyzing transfer targets Ryan Nembhard, Jesse Edwards and Taran Armstrong

Mar 24, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; Creighton Bluejays guard Ryan Nembhard (2) dribbles during the second half of the NCAA tournament round of sixteen against the Princeton Tigers at KFC YUM! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; Creighton Bluejays guard Ryan Nembhard (2) dribbles during the second half of the NCAA tournament round of sixteen against the Princeton Tigers at KFC YUM! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports /
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Graham Ike #33 of the Wyoming Cowboys (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Graham Ike #33 of the Wyoming Cowboys (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Graham Ike – Wyoming Cowboys

2021-22 season stats: 17.9 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 1.3 apg

The 6’9 big man missed all of this past season with a knee injury and was forced to redshirt. It was a shame because Ike had plenty of hype coming into this year as the Preseason Mountain West Player of the Year after a breakout sophomore campaign.

Ike led Wyoming in scoring and rebounding the year prior, starting out with three straight 20+ scoring games. His career-high game was 35 points and 14 rebounds against Denver, including 11/17 from the field and 13/17 from the free throw line. He also went for 25 and 18 versus San Jose State and 28 and 12 against Utah State.

Ike is a fantastic post scorer and can play both the four and five-spots at the WCC level. The thing is he’s been a reported near-lock to go to Providence and first-year head coach Kim English for the past week. Until new developments have put both that and doubt and Gonzaga potentially back into play.

If that happens, the Bulldogs could have its leading big man for next season, and without Timme around, that’s what they need.