Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catching Up With 2012 Guard Mike Gesell

Posted by DeAnte Mitchell
Mike Gesell a 2012 combo guard is not only one of the more talented players in his class but also one of the smartest as well.

Gesell, a soon-to-be senior at South Sioux City HS (NE) has impressingly strung together a nice list of programs interested in his services.

None more impressive than schools like Stanford and Harvard. Both of which are amongst the schools that are the most interested in acquiring Gesell.

"Probably Iowa, Nebraska, Stanford and Harvard," Gesell said of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

But added, "[I'm considering] Iowa, Stanford, Nebraska, Creighton, Harvard, Boston College, Utah and a few others."

With Gesell you know what you're getting. He plays off the ball now in high school but in college expect him to play exclusively at the one. He's a great shooter off the catch and off the dribble.

Gesell has the ability to knock down the three and finish strong in the lane. His agressive scoring ability will be a plus at the college level. With his athleticism and scoring ability, Gesell can be a steal as he continues to get stronger.

Thus far Gesell has offers from Creighton, Drake, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Northern Iowa and Utah. All of which have systems that Gesell could blossom under.

But style of play is just one of the things Gesell is looking for in a school. "Relationships with coaches, style of play, academics and opportunities," he said of what he looks for in school

When asked what he could bring to a college program Gesell said, "A very hard worker who gets it done in the classroom too; a leader and competitor."

The 2011 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year plans to make his college decision, "probably at the end summer."

With a open recruitment and no leader, everyone has an equal chance at landing the combo guard out of Nebraska.

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