We all know what fueled Gonzaga’s Final Four run: experienced guard play, size inside, depth, all that. But those qualities only obscure the Bulldogs’ strongest asset: their fashion. The Zags hit San Jose for the West Regional last week looking sharper than your average college hoops team.
Now, it’s only fair for us to hand out some superlatives and break it all down:
The Letdown: Zach Collins
Collins didn’t have his best game against Xavier in the Elite Eight, but even worse, he was the odd man out in the Zags’ picturesque runway shoot on their way to San Jose, sporting a blue-gray blazer over a black ensemble. Another recent slip up was a plain black, Simon Cowell-esque tee to dinner with his significant other. Here’s hoping his style continues to evolve along with his game.
The Class Act: Rem Bakamus
It’s hard to hate the fifth-year walk-on. Not only does he double as Przemek Karnowski’s bff, hence this Shrek and Donkey analogy, but he’s central to Gonzaga’s bench mob. You can spot his man bun from anywhere and he’s really used his long waves to his advantage, especially as Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.
The Big Man Doing Big Things: Przemek Karnowski
This big man knows how to get it done on the court and off. He’s known to rock velvet suits and aviators on the runway and certainly would win best-dressed big man if such an award existed. Needless to say, he also knows how to dress it up and down, hence his recent spa pic from a trip to Canada.
The Future: Jeremy Jones and Zack Norvell:
These underclassmen have got it going on and that was evident in their recent looks on the way to Glendale. They may be in the background to NGW in this picture, but these two are on the rise. They draw from renown brands like Loubiton and local places for graphic tees, while rocking some nice jewelry along the way. They’re going to keep the Gonzaga fashion empire going for the years to come.
The Co-MVPs: Nigel Williams-Goss and Josh Perkins
These two are runway ready and can be fashion icons not only for college basketball players, but for all young men in their 20s. Williams-Goss aced his look heading to the Final Four, pairing ripped white jeans with a classic Burberry shirt. Look at that smize (smiling with his eyes) and tell me this kid isn’t loving life. Perkins has the casual-chic look down as well. He’s a star at sporting capris, ripped jeans or a layered look below. This duo is ready to give C.J. McCollum and Dame Dolla a run for their money.
The Coach: Mark Few
Not much to say here, he does it simple. Blazers and plain collared shirts. No ties needed. And, Few couldn’t care less about what you think.