With sophomore guards Lonnie Smith and Kenyon McNeaill set to learn a new system and freshmen guards Alex Carr, Kenneth Smith, and Raheem Appleby joining the mix; Louisiana Tech was sure to have a few growing pains in Coach Mike White's first year. Having a veteran guard to help ease the transition will be huge for the first year coach. "I will be able to teach them a thing or two," admitted Gaskins. "I've been running that system since I've been at Ole Miss."
"I've known Coach White since he recruited me my senior year," added Gaskins. "I think the system will work really well because it's going to be fast-tempo so that means high scoring. I think it's going to work perfectly in the WAC. Bulldog nation should be excited about this year."
Gaskins was averaging 11 points per game last season through 10 games. He missed 4 games with an injury. He scored 24 against Penn State after making 6 of 11 from three point range. After the injury, Gaskins returned to play in 20 games. His playing time was reduced, but he managed to help the team in other ways than scoring. He had 4 assists in three different conference games after the and he had 4 assists against Mississippi State.
Gaskins is the second former Ole Miss player to commit to Louisiana Tech. Forward Isaiah Massey confirmed last month that he plans to enroll at Louisiana Tech.