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UW Class of 2010: Gasser named Wisconsin player of the year

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The Badgers' 2009-10 season may still be warm, but it's never too early to start looking at next season is it? With that in mind, congratulations go out to Wisconsin's Class of 2010 signee Josh Gasser (pronounced GAH-ser), who was named the 2010 Gatorade Wisconsin boys basketball player of the year.

Thumbnail image for 1852ce06-a96e-11de-a1f0-001cc4c03286.preview-300.jpgThe award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, distinguishes Gasser as Wisconsin's best high school boys basketball player.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior point guard led the Pirates (19-5) to the Division 2 state tournament regional finals this past season, averaging 23.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game. A returning Division 2 First Team All-State selection as named by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, Gasser shot 50.3 percent from the field and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line this winter. Also a 2010 McDonald's High School All-American Game selection committee nominee, he averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists as a junior.

Gasser has maintained a 3.58 GPA in the classroom. In addition to donating his time on behalf of the Special Olympics and as a youth basketball instructor, he has volunteered as part of an elementary school literacy-outreach program, a grounds-keeping effort at a local nature preserve and a holiday gift-giving campaign for underprivileged children.

Gasser is joined in UW's Class of 2010 by 6-foot-11 center Evan Anderson (Eau Claire, Wis.) and 6-foot-8 forward Duje Dukan (Deerfield, Ill.).

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