Melson gives Zags backcourt scoring

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few is probably smiling today after landing a commitment from shooting guard Silas Melson (Portland, Ore./Jefferson), a three-star guard and the top rising senior in Oregon. Melson picked the Bulldogs over offers from West coast programs Washington and Colorado State, among others. He is the first pledge for Gonzaga in the 2014 class.

Melson, who runs with the ICP Elite AAU squad, is a major sleeper and just missed the cut for the initial ESPN 100 player rankings. He makes his living scoring in a variety of ways and is an extremely competitive player. Those qualities should help him succeed in the Zags lineup once he gets on campus next year.