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SPOKANE,WA–Kevin Pangos, Kevin Pangos, Kevin Pangos.
This was the name that was blowing up in the world last night becoming a trending topic on twitter, which had Canadians smiling from ear to ear.
In an NPH interview following the All-Canada Classic a few months back, Pangos told us, “I want to be as unstoppable as possible.”
He wast just that against Washington State.
The freshman that had drawn comparisons to legendary Canadian Steve Nash prior to entering the NCAA was simply put, unconscious from deep. Pangos connected on a ridiculous 9 of 13 from deep, accompanied by 6 assists, enough to tie all-time Gonzaga record of nine threes in one game set by Dan Dickau.
Kevin Pangos was the NPH #4-ranked Canadian prospect coming out of the 2011 class, and proved his worth last night, having the Canadian basketball scene in a frenzy.
While the sharpshooting lead guard stole the spotlight, fellow Canadian Rob Sacre (British Columbia) quietly registered a double-double, posting 15 points, 10 rebounds, two steals andthree blocks, while only attempting two field goals!
The Bulldogs next game will be played on November 19 against Hawaii. Was it beginners luck, or is Pangos destined for greatness?
Based off of witnessing Pangos blossom practically his whole career, something tells us the latter.
Congrats to young KP and the Zags. We are in for an exciting season of NCAA basketball!!