April 23, 2009
Lickliter visits 2010 guard prospect
With changes in recruiting this spring, college basketball coaches have been hitting plenty of open gyms in the last week during the evaluation period. One of the stops for Coach Todd Lickliter this past week was to see Josh Gasser, a high scoring guard prospect out of Wisconsin.
One Monday night, Coach Lickliter and Coach Walthall, along with several other coaches, made their way to Port Washington High School to see Gasser in action.
"We had an open gym on Monday night and there were eight schools there. The schools were Wisconsin-Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Creighton, Bradley, Northwestern, Iowa, St. Louis, and Bucknell," Gasser said.
The result of the open gym was a positive for Gasser as he picked up potentially two scholarship offers.
"Bucknell offered me about a week ago and on Monday, Creighton basically said I have an offer, but they want me to visit there," he said.
While he hasn't set a date for his visit to Omaha, he is planning to make his way to Iowa City in the near future.
"I talked to Coach Walthall recently and I think I am going to visit there next weekend. They have been talking about offering, but they want to see me again this summer."
The 6-foot-4 combo guard says he isn't in any rush to make his college choice. He will start to narrow things down this spring and plans to wait until after the July evaluation period before making any decisions.
This past season, Gasser averaged 23 point and 12 rebounds a game at Port Washington. He has already started his AAU season for the Wisconsin Swing and the results have been very good so far. Gasser said that in their first tournament this spring they took 4th place and then they took 1st this past weekend at a tournament in Madison. This weekend his squad will be heading to Minneapolis for a tournament.
Along with playing AAU basketball, Gasser is spending plenty of time in the gym and in the weight room.
"I just want to work on my overall game. I have been lifting a lot and I want to get stronger. Then I want to continue to work on my basketball skills," he said.
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