NBA Global Academy Product Alex Toohey Commits to Gonzaga for Villanova, Michigan | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors

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Alex Toohey, an 18-year-old Australian forward who played at the NBA Global Academy, committed to Gonzaga against Villanova, Michigan and Davidson.

Toohey explained his decision to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony on Tuesday.

“Gonzaga has stood out for its history of winning and improving international players,” Toohey said. “Being able to learn from a great coach in Mark Few will be special.”

Givony called Toohey “one of the most promising international prospects going the college route” for the Class of 2023.

The 6’8″ Toohey made his senior Australian national team debut in February 2021 and scored 12 points in 17 minutes in the FIBA ​​World Cup qualifiers in August 2022.

Givony provided the highlights of the versatile Toohey:

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Highlights from Alex Toohey. The 6’8, 18-year-old winger’s combination of height, game savvy, toughness and all-court ability gives him significant potential as a college player and could ultimately help him become an NBA prospect in Gonzaga. pic.twitter.com/0TH9zxUnMa

The NBA Global Academy is based in Canberra, Australia. It is located within the Basketball Australia (BA) Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.

According to NBA.com, the Center of Excellence has hosted many current and former NBA players, such as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey, who became the first-ever NBA Academy graduate selected in the NBA Draft. the NBA.

The Center of Excellence has also produced other players such as Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles and Patty Mills.

As for Gonzaga, the Bulldogs have already received a commitment from 4-star forward Dusty Stromer, who is ranked 42nd overall on 247Sports’ composite list of prospects.

Now they’re adding a high-potential player to Toohey who should help keep Gonzaga’s winning tradition going.

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