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Andrew Nembhard eligible for Gonzaga this season, #1 team in America gets better

The Florida Gators transfer makes the Zags beyond loaded for 2020.

Andrew Nembhard of the Florida Gators is defended by Jazz Johnson of the Nevada Wolf Pack in the second half during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on March 21, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Sometimes the rich get richer, and that’s what’s happened in Spokane as the #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs today found out that Florida Gators transfer guard Andrew Nembhard will be eligible to play this season.

Nembhard played 67 games for the Gators, and in his sophomore season averaged over 33 minutes per contest with 11.2 points and 3.0 rebounds a game.

The 6’5 Canadian make the already loaded Zags the massive chalk in the West Coast Conference, where they were already -1000 to win the league for the ninth-consecutive season at DraftKings Sportsbook. Added to returnees like Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi, this should be one of the most formidable teams of Mark Few’s tenure.

The Zags are a four-point favorite over Kansas on Thanksgiving Day in the Fort Myers Classic. Auburn and St. Joseph’s are the other two teams playing in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in one of the best holiday tournaments on the schedule. So far, all teams appear to be practicing and not in a Covid-19 quarantine of any kind.