Josh Heytvelt (pictured), Abdullahi Kuso, David Pendergraft, Austin Daye
The return of Heytvelt, who was suspended for the final nine games of last season after being arrested with psychedelic mushrooms in his gymbag, boosts the Zags frontcourt into elite status. He averaged 15.5 points and 7.7 rebounds prior to the suspension, and starred with a 19-point, eight-board effort in Gonzaga's upset of North Carolina in the Preseason NIT. Kuso is a high-quality hustle player in the post, and the addition of Daye -- a five-star, 6-10 forward with NBA genes -- could help get the Zags back in the national rankings after a down year.
Text: Luke Winn
Photo: John W. McDonough/SI