North Texas graduate transfer Ryan Woolridge wasn’t interested in media attention or seeing his name all over social media when he was considering where he would play his senior season.
He was more interested in finding the right fit.
Woolridge was nearing a final decision – Minnesota was considered the frontrunner – before Gonzaga entered the picture. He visited Spokane over the weekend and committed Sunday to the Zags.
“I actually heard from (the Zags) a long time ago and they hit me back up maybe a couple weeks ago,” Woolridge said in a phone interview. “I was about to make a decision, but I opened it up and took a look at them. That’s how it went.”
And just like that, the Zags have found their probable starting point guard in Woolridge, who figures to join Texas A&M grad transfer Admon Gilder in the backcourt.
Woolridge visited Oklahoma State, Minnesota and Arkansas. He said Arizona was also in his final five. He heard from a number of schools in the last two weeks, including UCLA.
“I just had a list of checkmarks and I wanted to see which school would fill the most checkmarks,” said Woolridge, whose parents accompanied him on the trip to Spokane. “Gonzaga was the best fit for me in all those categories. I’m so comfortable with the coaches and players. It felt like the right move for me.”