3-point shot: Gonzaga's burly addition

October, 3, 2012
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1. Gonzaga coach Mark Few has had a chance to observe 7-foot-1 Polish center Przemek Karnowski and came away impressed by his hands and his passing. Karnowski is a lot bigger than anyone “we’ve had. But it’s not going to change the way we play," Few said. "It will only enhance and reinforce the way we’ve always played." Karnowski wasn’t with the Zags at the beginning of the semester as he was still with his national team. But now he joins a fearsome frontcourt with Elias Harris, Sam Dower and Kelly Olynyk. The Zags have easily the top frontcourt in the WCC and arguably one of the best in the West.

2. The Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, have successfully kept their two biggest suitors -- Kentucky and Maryland -- in the dark about the decision they are scheduled to reveal Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Neither staff has a clue which direction the Harrison twins will lean. This is one of those potentially program-changing decisions for one school (Maryland). If Kentucky doesn’t get the twins, the Wildcats will be fine and continue to recruit in the top 10-15 every season.

3. I’m amazed that North Carolina coach Roy Williams made an in-home visit to top 2013 player Jabari Parker in Chicago on Tuesday, a week after having surgery to remove a benign tumor from his kidney. I’m sure Parker would have understood if Williams had delayed the visit even more due to his recovery. Parker’s list is quite diverse and his decision could certainly alter the direction of a team in 2013-14.

Andy Katz | email

Senior Writer, ESPN.com

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