Former Saint Mary’s star Brad Waldow will be continuing his basketball career overseas, playing professionally in Belgium for the Port of Antwerp Giants.
Waldow was the distinct leader for the Gaels in the 2014-15 season after averaging a resounding 19.o PPG and 9.1 RPG for Saint Mary’s in his senior campaign. Brad’s time to shine wasn’t only limited to his final year of eligibility, though. He has left quite an impression in the Saint Mary’s record books:
Scoring: 1,743 (4th)
Rebounding: 900 (4th)
Games Played: 134 (2nd)
Games Started: 123 (2nd)
Blocked Shots: 133 (4th)
Field Goals: 683 (3rd)
Field Goal Attempts: 1,162 (6th)
Field Goal Percentage: .588 (4th)
Free Throws: 373 (8th)
Free Throw Attempts: 632 (2nd)
The only way to describe these accomplishments is nothing short of spectacular. Ranking in the top 10 in a plethora of categories for any school would be remarkable, but doing it for a program as successful as Saint Mary’s is especially noteworthy. Considering some of the names that have left an imprint of their services in Moraga (Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Mickey McConnell, Omar Samhan) only makes this feat even more impressive for Waldow.
As a Gonzaga alumnus, I can safely say that Brad was viewed on the same platform as Delly and Samhan were during their time in Moraga: Public Enemy No. 1. And, though we’ll never admit it, there is no higher compliment a Saint Mary’s player can receive from the GU faithful. It means we fear you. It means we’re aware of your drive and your talent and, though we’re going to make your time in the McCarthey Athletic Center as uncomfortable as possible, we appreciate what you bring to the rivalry.
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Conversely, for all the same reasons, Brad was a fan favorite on the Saint Mary’s campus. And how could he not be? He often carried the team while simultaneously etching his name into the record books. More so, he was an All-West Coast Conference selection for two years and finished 22nd in scoring in WCC history.
The West Coast Conference will immensely miss Waldow’s high energy and ferocious scoring abilities on the court. From a Gonzaga fan’s perspective, we appreciate all that you have brought to this rivalry, Brad, and for regularly displaying outstanding performances on the floor throughout your collegiate career.
We at West Coast Convo wish you nothing but the best of luck playing in Belgium, and thank you for all that you’ve brought to the WCC.