Gonzaga Hoopsters Look Alikes by Sarah Wainschel

In the world of Gonzaga University, basketball games are like red carpet events, and basketball players are basically our version celebrities. You’ve probably texted all your friends after you high-fived Kevin Pangos that one time at a party, and you definitely tell all your friends at home that you and Kelly Olynyk are “pretty much best friends” because one time you ate lunch next to him at the mini-cog.

If you aren’t fascinated with the lives of GU’s basketball players, then it’s time to up your Zag spirit with some team knowledge beyond the stat sheet.

In honor of our undeniable obsession with anything and everything Gonzaga basketball related, I took the liberty of scouring the internet looking for the basketball players’ celebrity look-alikes (I have a lot of free time on my hands).

Here’s what I came up with:

1. Gerard Coleman and The Pink Panther 

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Gerard Coleman silently crept onto the court “Pink Panther style” this season and is more determined to steal the ball away from the opposing team than Chief Inspector Clouseau on a hunt for the elusive pink diamond.

2. Drew Barham and Clark Kent 

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Drew Barham!

I don’t know about you, but whenever Drew is on the court, I half expect him to rip off his jersey to reveal that he’s been wearing a Superman suit underneath this entire time.

3. David Stockton and Abu 

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It’s like he’s looking in a mirror isn’t it? If David threw on a tiny hat and a vest I don’t think I’d even be able to tell the difference.

I can only hope that one day David Stockton pulls up outside my dorm window on a magic carpet and takes me on a romantic midnight tour through Spokane.

4. Przemek Karnowski and Numbuh Two 

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If you’ve never seen the show Codename: Kids Next Door then you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. If you have then you know how true it is when I say Agent Numbuh Two is basically the cartoon version of Prezemek.

They ain’t afraid to chuck up the deuces whenever appropriate.

5. Brian Bhaskar and Alex Pettyfer 

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If Brian’s basketball career doesn’t work out he could have a very promising future being Alex’s body double/stuntman.

6. Kevin Pangos and Matthew McConaughey 

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Whenever baby-face Pangos (a.k.a. sans mustache) steps out on the court, I can’t help but think of a young, prom court Matthew McConaughey.

7. Kevin Pangos’ Mustache and Tim McGraw’s Mustache 

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The real question is: did Kevin Pangos model his facial hair off of Tim McGraw or did Tim McGraw model HIS facial hair off of Kevin Pangos?

Probably the second one. Kevin Pangos is the most famous basketball player in the world, right?

8. Mark Few, Kevin Bacon, and Harrison Ford 

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Did Kevin Bacon and Harrison Ford somehow combine their genes and create super-coach Mark Few? It makes sense that someone with the Indiana Jones’ adventure skills and Ren McCormick’s dancing abilities (Footloose, hello) would make a hell of a basketball coach.

What do you think of my list? Comment down below with your Gonzaga doppelgangers!

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