Minnesota Lands 2018 Shooting Guard Gabe Kalscheur

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Gabe Kalscheur, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from De La Salle (MN) High School, announced his commitment to Minnesota on Tuesday at De La Salle. Flo Hoops live broadcasted the announcement.

“Today, I’m so excited to share with you that I have chosen to continue my basketball career and education with Rick Pitino and the Minnesota Gophers,” said Kalscheur in his announcement. “I chose Minnesota because of my relationship with the coaching staff this past year. While watching them progress, I feel like I can contribute to their continued success.”

According to 247Sports, Kalscheur is ranked as the No. 173 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 4 player from the state of Minnesota. He joins Daniel Oturu and Jarvis Thomas as the third commit in the Gophers’ 2018 class. Kalscheur’s commitment gives Minnesota the No. 5 recruiting class in 2018 according to 247Sports.

“It came down to the love and trust that the coaching staff built and gave to me and my family,” Kalscheur told D1VISION via text. “I feel like I’ll fit in really well. I’m a great shooter and a lock-down defender. If you want to play a lot your freshman year, you have to play great defense.”

Kalscheur chose Minnesota over schools such as Bowling Green, Drake, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, and Pittsburgh, among others. He was also receiving interest from Arkansas, Marquette, and Wisconsin. Before committing, Kalscheur took two unofficial visits to Minnesota (June 12 and Nov. 22).

“It went really well,” said Kalscheur of his visits to Minnesota. “The time that I toured the new practice facility was great. We got to sit down with the coaching staff and we talked about me and how much they were bought into me.”

Playing on the Nike EYBL Circuit with the Howard Pulley Panthers, Kalscheur averaged 17.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.7 steals per game, through 15 games prior to Peach Jam. In five games at Peach Jam, Kalscheur averaged 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.6 steals per game.

“I’m most excited for the time I get to improve my game and just keep working with my teammates and my friends,” Kalscheur said.

Minnesota recently offered 2019 point guard DJ Carton. Check out D1Vision’s offer sheet here.

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