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Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.
Chet Holmgren

Minnesota basketball phenom Chet Holmgren announced Monday that he's committed to the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Holmgren, the 7-foot-1 star from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, made his decision live on ESPN's "SportsCenter." He picked Gonzaga over six other finalists: Georgetown, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Ohio State. 

Holmgren was recently named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball winner after leading Minnehaha Academy to a Class 3A state championship. He averaged 21 points and 12.3 rebounds per game.

Chet Holmgren

He's a 5-star recruit, according to 247 Sports, and the No. 1 player in the nation in the senior Class of 2021. He's also the second straight Minnehaha Academy standout to go to Gonzaga, joining Jalen Suggs. 

Suggs, who also won the Mr. Basketball Award, led Gonzaga to the national championship game as a freshman and is now likely going to be a top-five pick in this summer's NBA Draft. 

Holmgren said he spoke to Suggs about Gonzaga, and said that was an influence on his decision.

Suggs almost led Gonzaga to the NCAA Championships this month, only to fall in the final to Baylor in a shock result.

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