University of Washington
Two-year letterman ... The only scholarship senior on the current roster and one of two seniors on the team, joining Brandon Burmeister ... A versatile big man who is capable of playing inside, but is also an excellent shooter from the perimeter ... Signed a letter of intent with Washington on April 18, 2003 ... Also received recruiting interest from Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, Utah and several Pac-10 schools. 2005-06 (Junior) -- Played 25 games, all of them as a reserve ... Saw action in the first-round NCAA Tournament win over Utah State (Mar. 16) ... Shot 49 percent from the field ... Hit five 3-point shots after not attempting any during his first two seasons ... Converted 10-of-11 free throws ... More than doubled career high with 14 points in the season-opener against Morgan State (Nov. 13) ... Also grabbed six rebounds versus Morgan State ... Tallied six straight critical UW points in a win over New Mexico (Dec. 10) ... Helped the Huskies to a 26-7 record and their second straight Sweet 16 berth. 2004-05 (Sophomore) -- Played 15 games, all of them in a reserve role ... Played the first two NCAA Tournament games, against Montana (Mar. 17) and Pacific (Mar. 19) ... Grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Eastern Washington (Dec. 5) and Sacred Heart (Dec. 22) ... Saw 23 minutes of action in the season opener against Seattle Pacific (Nov. 29) ... Scored a season-best six points against SPU, including a perfect 4-for-4 effort from the free throw line ... Helped the Huskies to a 29-6 record, tying the school single-season victory record ... UW won its first Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship and received a No. 1 seed to the NCAA Touranment ... The Huskies advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1998. 2003-04 (Freshman) -- Played 11 games, including four Pac-10 contests ... Played 17 minutes in a win over Columbia (Dec. 30), setting season highs in points (4), rebounds (4), assists (5) and blocks (1) ... Helped the Huskies to a 19-12 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999.
Issaquah High School (Issaquah, Wash.)
Emerged as a premier prep player after bulking up prior to his senior season ... Averaged 21.1 points and 10 rebounds during his senior season ... Led Issaquah to a second-place finish in the 2003 Class 3A Washington state tournament ... The Indians capped a 21-7 record in 2003 with their first ever appearance in the state championship game ... Issaquah lost 65-56 to Rainier Beach on March 8 in the title contest despite Gasser's 28-point, 11-rebound performance that included 10-for-13 shooting from the field ... A first-team all-state selection in 2003 ... Completed his prep career by scoring in double figures during each of his final 56 games ... The KingCo Conference 3A Player of the Year award recipient his last two seasons ... Led the Indians to their first KingCo championship in 2003 ... Voted to the 2003 state tournament team after leading all players with 99 points and 40 rebounds in four games ... He averaged 24.8 points and 10.0 rebounds in the 2003 state tournament.
Coach Romar on Hans Gasser
"We're hopeful that Hans can contribute a lot for us this year. He shoots the ball extremely well. Our guys really recognize that. Last year, we don't win the New Mexico game if Hans doesn't play. He's a smart player who is very versatile. He really understands what we are trying to do conceptually. He has got a knack of finding a way to put the ball in the basket. He can also put the ball on the floor and get his shots. He can score points. His game is inside and out."