Zags add North Dakota grad transfer Crandall

Former North Dakota guard Geno Crandall will join Gonzaga as a graduate transfer.

Crandall announced his decision in a tweet on Thursday, prior to which he released a statement reflecting on his time with the Fighting Hawks.

“Taking a look back at the past four years I’d say that I accomplished what I set out to do from the moment I committed to UND,” Crandall’s statement reads, in part. “… With that being said I want to give a sincere thank you to Coach (Brian) Jones for giving me the chance not many others were willing to. … It was a heck of a run, THANK YOU UND.”

Crandall picked Gonzaga over Minnesota and Xavier. He is expected to be immediately eligible for the 2018-19 season after graduating this summer.

Crandall averaged 16.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in 32 games with North Dakota last season. He earned second-team All-Big Sky accolades for the second straight season.

For his collegiate career, Crandall has averaged 14.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists across three seasons.