Report: Gonzaga's Nembhard returning for senior year

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Gonzaga is primed for another run at its first national championship.

Bulldogs guard Andrew Nembhard is returning for his senior year, a source told Zagsblog's Adam Zagoria.

The Florida transfer was a key part of last season's squad, averaging 9.9 points, 4.4 assists, and 1.1 steals over 32 appearances in 2020-21. He was also named WCC Sixth Man of the Year and earned All-WCC second-team honors.

Nembhard started 16 games last season but is expected to take the reins at the point after Jalen Suggs declared for the NBA draft.

Gonzaga also added No. 1 recruit Chet Holmgren on Monday, while five-star guard Hunter Sallis committed in March. Despite losing Suggs, Corey Kispert, and Joel Ayayi, the school is expected to be among next season's contenders.

The Bulldogs are still awaiting a decision from big man Drew Timme, who won last year's Karl Malone Award as the nation's top power forward.

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