Combo guard Josh Gasser returns after missing the entire 2012-13 season after sustaining a torn left ACL during practice on October 27 and undergoing subsequent surgery on Nov. 6. Gasser was in line to take over the point guard reins a year ago, but is equally adept at playing either guard position. Gasser, who started 66 games in his first two seasons at UW, earned the reputation as one of the most well-rounded players in recent program history. A 2012 Big Ten All-Defensive Team honoree, Gasser also shot 45.2 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore (third-best in the conference) and ranks 5th in UW history with a 1.95 assist-to-turnover ratio. Gasser originally gave glimpses of that versatility when he posted Wisconsin's first-ever triple double in a 2011 win at Northwestern. The Port Washington, Wis., native is beloved by Badgers fans and his teammates alike for his toughness, both mentally and physically. As a freshman in 2011, Gasser drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Wisconsin a dramatic win at Michigan, then showed his physical toughness as a sophomore when he defended the SEC's leading scorer, Vanderbilt's John Jenkins, to 3-of-13 shooting while battling the flu. Averaged 14.3 min. and 4.3 points per game during UW's 2013 Canadian exhibition tour.
A 2012 Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection, Gasser recorded UW's first-ever triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists at Northwestern (1/23/11).
Ranks fourth all-time in UW history in career free throw percentage (.822)
Ranks fifth in school history with a career 1.91 assist-to-turnover ratio (min. 100 ast.)
Owns 10th-best 3-point field goal percentage in UW history (.396)
Shot .452 from 3-point range in 2011-12, the 10th-highest mark in school annals
Recorded the first triple-double in UW history with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists at Northwestern (1/23/11)
Became first Big Ten freshman to record an official triple-double and the first since Earvin "Magic" Johnson did it in 1977
Scored 21 points in first-career game, ranking as the second-best freshman debut in UW annals
His 2.57 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2010-11 ranks as the 5th-best single-season mark in UW annals
Equaled UW freshman record by appearing in 34 games and his 30 starts are the third-most among Badger freshmen
Became the 1st UW freshman to hit a game-winning buzzer beater (final second or as time expired) with his 3-pointer at the buzzer to win at Michigan (2/23/11)
2012 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
Has appeared in all 82 games of his Badger career (78 starts)
Owns 29 double-digits scoring games
Started against North Dakota, becoming just the third UW freshman to start a game under Bo Ryan, joining Devin Harris in 2001-02 and Alando Tucker in 2002-03
Has started first 12 games, ranking second on the team in minutes played per game (32.6) ... ranks fifth on the team in scoring (9.7) and fifth in rebounds per game (4.3) ... ranks fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.851) ... his 46 made free throws is second-most among all Badgers ... shooting 41.9 percent (13-for-31) from 3-point range, ranking 12th in the Big Ten ... scored 10 points and added four assists and three rebounds vs. Marquette (Dec. 7), while holding Jake Thomas without a single shot attempt in 25 minutes ... tallied 11 points and five rebounds vs. Virginia (Dec. 4) , while holding 2013 first-team All-ACC guard Joe Harris to two points on 1-for-10 shooting from the field ... scored 11 points on 4-of-5 (.800) shooting from the field vs. West Virginia (Nov. 26) in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge ... recorded 15 points and added six rebounds against Oral Roberts (Nov. 23) ... shot 5-for-5 (1.000) from the free throw line vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 21), finishing with 11 points and six rebounds ... tallied an 11-point, six-rebound performance at Green Bay (Nov. 16), while shooting 6-for-6 (1.000) from the free throw line ... earned season highs in points (19) and rebounds (8) in the regular-season opener vs. St. John's (Nov. 8), his first game back after missing the entire 2012-13 season with a knee injury.
Redshirted the season after sustaining a torn left ACL during practice on October 27 and undergoing subsequent surgery on Nov. 6
Started all 36 games, reaching double figure points 13 times ... third in the Big Ten at 45.2% (42-of-93) from 3-point range (10th-best mark in UW single-season history) ... 10th in Big Ten in minutes played (34.1 avg.), third-most minutes in UW single-season history (1,227) ... in Big Ten games, finished 6th in FT percentage at 83% (39-of-47) and 6th in minutes played (37.1 avg.) ... battling the flu, held Vandy's John Jenkins to 13 points (3-13 FG) ... had 12 points in NCAA opener vs. Montana ... tied season highs with 16 points and 8 rebounds against Illinois ... team-high 14 points and 5 rebounds at Iowa ... scored 15 points on 3-of-5 3-pointers against Penn State ... tallied 12 points with 5 rebounds vs. Nebraska... scored 11 points with season-high 8 rebounds vs. Iowa ... recorded 11 points with 5 rebounds vs. Mississippi Valley State ... made 3-4 3-pointers and ended with 15 points to go with season-high 8 rebounds against Bradley ... hit on 4-4 3-pointers, finishing with a season-high 16 points against Wofford ... in the opener against Kennesaw State, scored 14 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 4 assists, making 4-4 on 3-pointers
Saw action in all 34 games, including 30 starts ... averaged 28.1 minutes per game, third-highest on the team ... his 2.50 assist-to-TO ratio ranked 2nd on the team and was good for 5th in UW history ... had a 3.31 assist-to-turnover ratio in Big Ten play, would have ranked 2nd in the conference but did not meet the 3.0 assists-per-game minimum ... finished with a total of 13 turnovers in 18 conference games, averaging one every 39.8 minutes ... shot 48.0% from 3-point range (12-of-25) over last 14 games after shooting 18.4% (7-of-38) in first 20 games ... ranked 4th on the team in scoring (5.9 ppg), 4th in rebounding (3.9 rpg) and 2nd with 75 assists ... ranked 2nd on team (min. 20 attempts), shooting .855 (47-of-55) at the free throw line ... scored 11 points (3-of-4 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) and added 7 rebounds and 2 steals in 36 minutes vs. Kansas State ... scored team-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting at Ohio State, going 2-for-3 from 3-point range ... hit game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to lift UW to a 53-52 win at Michigan ... scored 11 points (3-for-3 from 3-point range), with 7 rebounds and 2 assists in win over No. 1 Ohio State ... chipped in 11 points (2-of-2 from 3-point range), 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in win over Purdue ... scored 10 points and added career-high 12 rebounds and career-best 10 assists at Northwestern to record the first-ever triple-double in school history ... made first career start vs. North Dakota with 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists ... scored 21 points (9-for-10 free throws) with a team-high 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in his first collegiate game vs. Prairie View A&M
Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year and AP first-team all-state selection as a senior, averaging 23.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists ... Port Washington's all-time leading scorer, rebounder and holds the free-throw pct. record ... averaged double figures in both points and rebounds in each of his final three seasons, earning all-state honors from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in all three seasons ... averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior, earning conference MVP honors ... honor roll student
Full name is Joshua Patrick Gasser ... last name pronounced GAH-sir ... parents are Pat and Joan Gasser ... has three older sisters: Becky, Carrie and Lauren ... sister, Becky, is a UW alum ... majoring in business marketing
2010-11 | 2011-12