Josh Gasser
Gasser in 2012.
Personal information
Born (1992-02-13) February 13, 1992 (age 28)
Port Washington, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High schoolPort Washington
(Port Washington, Wisconsin)
CollegeWisconsin (2010–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–2016
PositionGuard
Career history
2015–2016Löwen Braunschweig
Career highlights and awards

Joshua Patrick Gasser (born February 13, 1992) is a former American basketball player who last played with Löwen Braunschweig of Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. Gasser played college basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers. Gasser is one of only two players in UW history to record a triple-double in a game.[1]

High school career

Gasser attended Port Washington High School in Port Washington, Wisconsin. As a junior, he averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists per game, earning conference MVP honors.

As a senior, Gasser averaged 23.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists, earning AP first–team all–state and was named Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year. He is Port Washington's all–time leading scorer, rebounder and holds the free–throw percentage record.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josh Gasser
G
Port Washington, WI Port Washington HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 24, 2009 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
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Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44 (PG)   Rivals: N/A  ESPN: 49 (PG)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 3, 2014.

College career

On November 11, 2010, Josh Gasser made his collegiate debut coming off the bench scoring 21 points, and grabbing 9 rebounds against Prairie View A&M. Following his impressive performance, Bo Ryan would insert Gasser into the starting line-up, a spot that he would keep for his entire career.[3] On January 23, 2011, Wisconsin defeated Northwestern by a score of 78-46. He recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists for the first triple-double in Wisconsin history.[4] Gasser would help the Badgers reach the sweet 16 in 2011.

In Gasser's sophomore campaign he averaged 7.7 points per game while shooting 46% from the field, and 45% from the three. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds per game. Gasser lead the 2011-12 Wisconsin Badgers to the sweet 16.

Going into his junior season, Gasser tore his ACL in practice and missed the entire 2012–13 season.[5][6][7]

Following Josh Gasser's redshirt season, he was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection by the media as a (RS) Junior. Gasser would go on to lead the Badgers to back-to-back final four's in 2014 and 2015. Gasser was considered one of the top defensive players in the Big Ten while he played for the Badgers[8] and was named to the Big Ten's All-Defensive team in his sophomore,[9] junior[10] and senior seasons.

Gasser finished as the Badgers all-time wins leader and achieved a 13-4 career record in the NCAA Tournament.

Statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Wisconsin 34 30 28.1 .472 .302 .855 3.9 2.2 0.5 0.1 5.9
2011–12 Wisconsin 36 36 34.1 .464 .452 .783 4.2 1.9 0.7 0.1 7.6
2012–13 Wisconsin
Redshirt – Injured
2013–14 Wisconsin 38 38 33.4 .433 .431 .868 4.0 1.9 0.7 0.2 8.8
2014–15 Wisconsin 40 40 33.0 .443 .389 .827 3.5 1.8 0.8 0.2 6.6
Career 148 144 32.3 .452 .402 .837 3.9 1.9 0.7 0.1 7.3

Professional career

On June 27, 2015, Gasser signed a Summer league contract with the Brooklyn Nets [11] About a month later, he signed an annual contract with Löwen Braunschweig of the Basketball Bundesliga.[12] Gasser averaged 6.6 points per game, 1.6 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per game. [13]

Personal

Gasser is the son of Pat and Joan Gasser. He earned a degree in Business Marketing.[2]

References