Nov 10, 2021 - Sports
The Chet Holmgren show begins
Chet Holmgren smiles during an All-American game last year.
Chet Holmgren in an All-American game last year. Photo: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Chet Holmgren, the 7-foot-tall freshman from Minneapolis, has quickly become the center of attention in college basketball.

Driving the news: The Minnehaha Academy alum is a USA Today preseason All-American for the No. 1 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs.

  • Gonzaga beat Dixie State last night in its season opener. Holmgren had 14 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks.

Flashback: Holmgren is trying to do what his former Minnehaha Academy teammate, Jalen Suggs, fell short of accomplishing last year: Winning an NCAA title for Gonzaga.

  • The Bulldogs lost in the NCAA championship game.

What they're saying: The Athletic's Dana O'Neill calls Holmgren a "unicorn" — a skinny giant who can handle the ball, shoot 3-pointers and block shots.

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