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Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) celebrates during the second half of an Elite 8 game against Southern California in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Edmonds native Kispert wins Julius Erving Award

The honor is given annually to the top small forward in college basketball.

 

Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) celebrates with teammate Corey Kispert (24) after defeating Oklahoma in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Kispert, Gonzaga roll into Sweet 16

The Edmonds native scores 16 points as the No. 1 Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma 87-71.

 

FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert prepares to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Loyola Marymount in Spokane, Wash., in this Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

A stat-filled look at Edmonds native Kispert’s All-American year

Corey Kispert is having a spectacular senior season for unbeaten, national-title-favorite Gonzaga.

 

FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Spokane, Wash., in this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Edmonds native Kispert named 1st-team AP All-American

The star guard from King’s has helped lead Gonzaga to a perfect record heading into the NCAA tourney.

FILE - Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU in Spokane, Wash., in this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, file photo. Kispert has made The Associated Press All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 16, 2021.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24), looks to drive against Pacific forward Jeremiah Bailey (13), during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Gonzaga won 76-58. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Edmonds native Kispert named WCC player of the year

Former local hoops stars Paisley Johnson Harding and Jordyn Edwards also received All-WCC honors.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24), looks to drive against Pacific forward Jeremiah Bailey (13), during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stockton, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. Gonzaga won 76-58. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert passes the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Gonzaga’s Kispert finalist for Erving Award

The Edmonds native is among the final five to be the top small forward in college basketball.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert passes the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
Pepperdine guard Colbey Ross (4) defends against Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Is Edmonds native Kispert an NBA lottery pick?

ESPN’s latest mock draft has the Gonzaga star and King’s High School alum being taken 10th overall.

Pepperdine guard Colbey Ross (4) defends against Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) plays against Saint Mary's an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Edmonds native Kispert named preseason All-American

The Gonzaga standout averaged 13.9 points and made 78 3-pointers last season.

Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) plays against Saint Mary's an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach

Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach

Eddie McFerrin will lead the Royals; ESD honors student-athletes; King’s star picks up an offer from UW.

Prep notebook: Lynnwood hires new girls basketball coach
Kispert’s NBA draft decision on hold for now

Kispert’s NBA draft decision on hold for now

The Edmonds native and Gonzaga junior is playing the waiting game with the pre-draft process unsettled.

Kispert’s NBA draft decision on hold for now
Edmonds native Kispert will test NBA draft waters

Edmonds native Kispert will test NBA draft waters

The King’s alum and Gonzaga forward won’t hire an agent and could possibly return to the Bulldogs.

Edmonds native Kispert will test NBA draft waters
Edmonds native Kispert earns scholar-athlete award

Edmonds native Kispert earns scholar-athlete award

The Gonzaga junior is named the Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Edmonds native Kispert earns scholar-athlete award
Kispert weighing possible jump to the NBA

Kispert weighing possible jump to the NBA

The Edmonds native and former King’s High School star has a year of eligibility remaining at Gonzaga

Kispert weighing possible jump to the NBA

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King’s boys win Class 1A Hardwood Classic title

The Knights outlasted Lynden Christian in overtime for their third championship in six seasons.

Hardwood Classic roundup: King’s boys advance to 1A semis

The Knights will take on Seattle Academy Friday. La Salle toppled the King’s girls 41-37.

Fan’s guide to this week’s girls Hardwood Classics
Fan’s guide to this week’s girls Hardwood Classics
Fan’s guide to this week’s boys Hardwood Classics
Fan’s guide to this week’s boys Hardwood Classics
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