Josh Gasser Gets Recruiting Interest

Josh Gasser, a 6-foot-4 junior guard from Port Washington (WI), shined at the recent Minnesota Pump N Run Spring Showcase. Gasser helped lead the Wisconsin Swing to the title game, losing in overtime to the host team 60-56. Gasser has several offers and has picked up recruiting interest from several Big ten schools, including Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Gasser to learn the latest.

Josh Gasser helped lead the Port Washington Pirates to a 16-6 mark this past season, losing to New Berlin Eisenhower 64-56 in the playoffs. Gasser was named Division 2 all-state by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association after averaging 22.4 points per game as a junior. He was also selected fourth team AP All-State.

Gasser was named third team All-State by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a sophomore. He averaged 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and earned first-team all-North Shore Conference honors as Port Washington finished 12-9. He made 31% from three-point range as a sophomore and made 84.5% of his free throw attempts (137 of 162). Gasser averaged 10 points per game as a freshman, which ranked third on the Pirates.

Gasser is a talented bigger point guard with good court vision. He is a good outside threat who is deadly at the charity stripe. Gasser has received plenty of recruiting interest.

"Right now, I have a lot of mid major offers, like Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Creighton, schools like that, he said." "Big Ten schools are starting to really to get interested. Northwestern offered me this season. Iowa is close to offering me, I think. Recently, Indiana Illinois and Minnesota have shown a little interest. Wisconsin and Marquette have also shown some. Wisconsin is out of scholarships, so I am not sure how that would go."

Loyola (Chicago), North Dakota, Saint Louis, and William & Mary have also extended offers to Gasser who is making some college visits this weekend.

"I am going to Iowa this week, he said. "Saturday, I am visiting Iowa and Sunday I am going to an open gym at Northern Iowa. Those are two of my top few schools."

Gasser said that he does not have a current favorite school.

"I have a top six or so, he said. I have not really thought about it too much. I am just letting it come to me."

Gasser is not sure when he will make his college choice, but admits that he will likely sign in the early signing period.

"I'm not sure, he said." "I am a football guy too, so hopefully before football season, I'll make my decision. I am planning on deciding in July."

Gasser will face good friend and Chip Rank on the gridiron as well the hardwood as seniors this season. Both players are signal callers for thier high school teams.

"I am a quarterback, he said." "We are in the same conference. This year, we got them and the last year, they got us. This will be the deciding year. "

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