Unbeaten Zags play for their 26th straight win Saturday
Third Team Associated Press All-American…WCC men’s basketball Player of the Year…Led Gonzaga to the school’s second-ever Elite Eight and third-straight WCC regular season and tournament championships…Helped Zags finish the year setting school records with 35 wins and a midseason 22-game win streak…Rewrote the Gonzaga career record books, etching his name as the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 322 and ranking in the top five all-time in points, assists and steals…Part of the winningest senior class in GU history…Led team in assists this season and ranked fourth in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.55…Only player in program history with more than 1,700 points, 500 assists and 150 steals…Four-time all-WCC selection…All-WCC academic team honoree…Nominee for the Naismith, Wooden and Cousy (Finalist) Awards this season…Named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Team this year…Led team with 4.8 assists per game and 1.26 steals per game…Second on team with 11.6 points per game...Made team-high 81 three pointers (81-188, .431)…Led team in free throw percentage at .824 (89-108)…Had 24 double-figure scoring games, including three with at least 20… Had season-high 22 points against Georgia in the NIT Tip Off Classic semifinals at Madison Square Garden…Had 23 games with at least five assists, including a season-high nine in NIT Season Tip Off Championship win over St. John’s…Ended GU career ranked fifth in points (1,824), second in steals (177), fifth in assists (536), first in three-pointers made (322), first in three-pointers attempted (776), seventh in free throw percentage (.843), eighth in field goals made (566) and ninth in free throws made (370).
JUNIOR (2013-14) Started all 36 games despite battling toe and ankle injuries most of the season...Enters season with 103 starts in 104 career games...Tied for team lead in scoring at 14.4 points per game...Led team in minutes played with 34.9 per game...Made team-high 84 three-pointers with a .412 percentage from behind the arc...Earned All-WCC honors for the third straight season...Scored career-high 34 points in 91-81 win over Arkansas, fourth-career 30-point game...Led team in scoring 12 times, including 26 points in NCAA Tournament Second Round 85-77 win over Oklahoma State...Second on team in assists with 128 on the season...Third in steals with 37...Became 36th player in Gonzaga history to score 1,000 career points...Had 20-plus points on six occasions...Had season-high nine rebounds in 80-68 win over New Mexico State...Had at least five assists eight times, including seven in wins over Chaminade and BYU...Shot team-best .873 from the free throw line, making 117-of-134...Fourth on the team in rebounding at 3.3 per game...Named to Canada's Development Men's National Team (DMNT) that competed in the FISU Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, also known as the World University Games...Canada finished fourth in the tournament with a 6-2 record after falling 78-68 to the Russia Federation in the semifinals...named to Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard Award watch list...enters season with 865 career points and could become 36th member of Gonzaga's 1,000-point club...needs one 3-pointer, 77 assists and 23 steals to move into career Top 10 in all three categories...current free throw percentage of 83.2 ranks eighth on all-time Gonzaga charts.
SOPHOMORE (2012-13) Named to Naismith Award Preseason Watch List for Player of the Year honors...averaged 11.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 steals/game and had a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio...averaged 32.2 minutes/game as only Bulldog to start all 35 games...drove the length of the court and scored a lay-in with 2 seconds to play at Washington State to give Bulldogs 71-69 win and a program-best 9-0 start to the season, Pangos just 1-for-11 from the field in the game prior to his final-second heroics...broke out of early-season slump by scoring season-high 31 points at home against Baylor, going 10-for-13 from the field, 7-of-10 from 3-point range and 4-for-6 from the line...had gone 13-for-43 for 30 percent from the field in his five game prior to Baylor...had 19 double-digit games including five of 20 or more...equaled career-high with 7 rebounds against Saint Mary's in WCC Tournament title game and season-high 6 assists four times...career-high 5 steals at home against Campbell...scored 14 points in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over Loyola Marymount and 4 points in title game against Saint Mary's with 3 assists and 4 steals...scored 16 points in NCAA Tournament Second Round against Southern with 5 assists and a pair of steals, and 19 points in Third Round against Wichita State with 5 assists and 3 steals...averaged 17.5 ppg, 5.0 assists and 2.5 steals in NCAA Tournament...named to All-West Coast Conference first team for a second straight year...one of 20 finalists for Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.
FRESHMAN (2011-12) Came off the bench in season opener then started the next 32 games...first collegiate start at home against Washington State in ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon and made it a memorable one with 33 points on 9-for-13 from 3-point range (he missed all three of his 2-point attempts) and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line...the nine treys equaling a school record set by Dan Dickau twice...named WCC Player of the Week as he followed up his WSU effort with 12 points, 3 assists, 3 steals, just 1 turnover and 1 blocked shot in 29 minutes in a win over the University of Hawai'i in Vancouver, British Columbia...had a solid week to help lead Gonzaga to wins over Air Force and Butler to earn WCC Player of the Week honors again...averaged 21.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 assists/game for the two games while shooting 56.0 percent from the field (14-for-25) and 47.4 percent from 3-point range (9-for-19)...also went a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.3, committing just three turnovers in 73 minutes....scored 19 points against two-time Final Four finalist Butler, going 7-for-11 from the field, 3-7 from 3-point range and 2-2 from the line...came back with 23 points on 7-14 from the field, 6-12 from 3-point range and 3-3 from the line against Air Force, scoring 17 of Gonzaga's 28 first-half points against Air Force, going 5-8 from the field including 4-7 from 3-point range...scored 27 points at home against Saint Mary's in crucial late-season match-up to hand Gaels first WCC setback and move the Zags to within one game of the lead...went 8-of-16 from the field, 5-of-6 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the line...had a pair of assists, two steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes...two nights later scored 21 points against Loyola Marymount, going 8-for-12 from the field, 5-7 from 3-point range and handed out season-high nine assists...for the week he went 16-for-18 from the field for 57.1 percent, 10-13 from 3-point range for 76.9 percent and 6-6 from the line to earn his third WCC Player of the Week honor...scored 30 points in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over BYU, going 10-for-17 from the field (he missed his first shot of the game) , 5-of-9 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the line...had four assists, a steal and a turnover in 33 minutes against the Cougars...his 79 3-pointers rank him tied for eighth on the Gonzaga single-season list with Blake Stepp (2004) and his 197 3-point attempts rank 10th on the single-season list...named the WCC Newcomer of the Year, All-WCC first team, WCC All-Freshman team and to the WCC All-Tournament team.
HIGH SCHOOL Attended Dr. Denison Secondary School... capped his senior season by leading Dr. Dennison to the title game of the AAA Provincial playoffs, scoring 26-points in the title game setback...scored 42 points in York Region Athletic Association Tier 1 senior boys basketball final...played for 2009 Canadian Cadet Men's National Team that won bronze at the U-16 FIBA Americas Championship and the 2010 U-17 FIBA World Championships.. averaged 18.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.8 assists/game and 3.2 steals/game while playing 29 minutes/game for U-16 team in 2009 and 15.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.1 assists/game and 1.3 steals/game for 2010 U-17 team in inaugural FIBA U-17 World Championships in Germany, going 5-3 and defeating Lithuania 83-81 for the bronze... Canada went 3-2 in group play, taking second in Group B as he shot 46.2 percent from the field (42-for-91), including 39.1 percent from 3-point range (18-for-46)...shot 82.8 from the free throw line (24-for-28)...scored in double-digits in seven of the eight games, including 26 in the tournament opener against Germany and 22 against Poland...became the youngest player to ever suit up for the Canadian Senior Men's National Team in 2010...played for 2011 Junior Men's National Team that competed in the U-19 World Championships in Latvia...started at points guard in all eight games...averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.1 assists/game and 2.1 steals/game as team finished 11th... averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.1eals/game as team finished 11th...August, 2011, played for World Select Team against USA Junior National Select Team at Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., scoring 6 points while collecting two assists and a steal in 92-80 loss.
Misc.: Grew up in the community of Holland in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, north of Toronto...father, Bill, attended University of Toronto and is women's basketball coach at York University in Toronto, where sister Kayla is also a member of the team...mother, Patty, played basketball at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.