Honors • 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (league coaches) • 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (league coaches) • Phillips 66 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12/12/2011) • Fall 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll • Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll • Spring 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Career • Gipson is one of 7 players in school history to rank in the school’s Top 15 in both scoring and rebounding, finishing 14th in scoring with 1,232 points and 7th in rebounding with 700 boards. • Gipson is the 12th Wildcat with at least 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. • Gipson ranks in the Top 10 in 9 career categories, including 1st in defensive rebounds (428), 3rd in offensive rebounds (272), 5th in games played (131), 6th in field goal percentage (53.3), 7th in rebounds (700) and free throws attempted (497), 8th in starts (95), 9th in minutes played (2,972) and 10th in free throws made (332). • Gipson’s career 53.3 field goal percentage is the highest by a Wildcat since Pervis Pasco connected on the same percentage from 2001-03… It is the 3rd-highest field goal percentage by a 4-year player behind Steve Soldner (1975-79) and Carl Gerlach (1972-76). • Gipson became the 26th player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier vs. Texas Southern (12/28/14).
As A Senior (2014-15) • Saw action in all 32 games, including a team-high 31 starts… One of only two players (Justin Edwards) to see action in all 32 games… Led the team in minutes played (920/28.8 mpg.). • Averaged 11.3 points on 54.9 percent shooting (118-of-215) with 5.3 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per game… Connected on 76.1 percent (124-of-163) from the free throw line. • Led or tied for the team lead in 12 categories, including games played (32), starts (31), minutes (28.8), field goal percentage (54.9), free throws made (124) and attempted (163), offensive rebounds (57), defensive rebounds (111), rebounds (168), rebounding average (5.3 rpg.), dunks (14) and charges drawn (13). • Ranked second in points (360), field goals made (118) and double-figure scoring games (18). • Paced the team in scoring on 10 occasions and in rebounding a team-best 13 times. • Ranked among the Big 12’s Top 20 in both scoring (18th) and rebounding (19th), while was also placing in the 10th in free throw percentage (10th). • Scored in double figures 18 times, including on 10 occasions in Big 12 play… Led the team in scoring 10 times, including on five occasions in Big 12 play… Scored a season-high 21 points vs. UMKC (11/17/14), while had 19 vs. Georgia (12/31/14) and at Kansas (1/31/15). • Recorded one double-double with 15 points and a season-high 11 rebounds at Texas (3/7/15). • Led the team in rebounding on a team-best 13 occasions, including six times in Big 12 play. • Started all 18 Big 12 games… Averaged 10.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting (68-of-139) in Big 12 play with 5.7 rebounds in 30.5minutes per game… Connected on 78.3 percent (54-of-69) from the free throw line in league-only games… Led the team in field goals, field goal percentage, free throws, free throws attempted, rebounding, offensive rebounds (36), defensive rebounds (68) and minutes in league-only contests. • Ranked among the Big 12’s Top 15 in four categories in league play, including ninth in free throw percentage, 13th in rebounding and offensive rebounds (2.0) and 14th in defensive rebounds (3.7).
As A Junior (2013-14) • Saw action in 31 games, including 28 starts... Played 30 or more minutes in 13 contests, including a season-best 34 in back-to-back games against George Washington (12/31/13) and Oklahoma State (1/4/14)... Prior to 2013-14, he had only posted two 30+ minute games. • Averaged 11.7 points on 56.2 percent shooting (140-of-249) with 6.5 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game... Connected on 70.0 percent (84-of-120) from the free throw line. • Gipson's 56.2 field goal percentage was the highest by a Wildcat in a single season since Curtis Kelly connected on 56.5 percent in 2009-10 and is the second-highest in the past 15 seasons. • Led the team in seven categories, including field goal percentage, rebounding, free throws (84), double-doubles (4), double-digit rebounding games (5), dunks (20) and charges drawn (16)... Ranked second in scoring, field goals (140) and double-digit scoring games (22). • Ranked among the Big 12's Top 20 in three categories, including 10th in offensive rebounds (2.3), 12th in rebounding and 20th in scoring... One of 10 Big 12 players to rank in the Top 20 in both scoring and rebounding and joins Texas' Jonathan Holmes as the only ones to return in 2014-15. • Scored in double figures 22 times, including on 15 occasions in Big 12 play... Scored in double figures in nine consecutive games game to end the season, which is the longest streak in his career... Led the team in scoring nine times, including on five occasions in Big 12 play... Posted consecutive 20-point games vs. West Virginia (1/18/14) and Texas (1/21/14), including a career-best 24-point effort vs. the Longhorns. • Recorded a team-high four double-doubles, including three in Big 12 play... His first of the year came in a win over Long Beach State (11/24/13) with 18 points and 10 rebounds... Helped the team upset No. 6 Oklahoma State (1/4/14) with 10 points and 11 rebounds... Also tallied double-doubles vs. TCU (16 points, 11 rebounds; 2/19/14) and at Oklahoma State (10 points, 13 rebounds; 3/3/14). • Led the team in rebounding on a team-best 16 occasions, including nine times in Big 12 play... Tallied five double-digit rebounding efforts, including a career-best 13 boards at Oklahoma State (3/3/14)... Also registered double-digit totals vs. Long Beach State (10, 11/24/13), Oklahoma State (11, 1/4/14), Texas (11, 2/8/14), TCU (11, 2/19/14) and at Oklahoma State (13, 3/3/14). • Started all 18 Big 12 games... Averaged 11.9 points on 53.6 percent shooting (82-of-153) in Big 12 play with 6.9 rebounds in 27.8 minutes per game... Connected on 71.8 percent (51-of-71) from the free throw line in league-only games... Led the team in field goal percentage, free throws, free throws attempted, rebounding and defensive rebounds (87) in league-only contests, while was second in field goals and minutes. • Ranked among the Big 12's Top 15 in three categories in league play, including ninth in rebounding, 11th in defensive rebounds (4.8) and 15th in offensive rebounds (2.1).
Summer 2013 • Traveled to Vilnius and Klaipeda, Lithuania with Athletes in Action from August 6-19. • Averaged 11.4 points on 49 percent shooting (24-of-49) with 7.2 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game during AIA's five-game tour. • Scored in double figures in three games, including a tour-high 19 points in a 103-92 win over Siauliai on August 17. • Registered double-digit rebounds in back-to-back games vs. Zalgiris on August 13 and Neptunas on August 15.
As A Sophomore (2012-13) • Saw action in all 35 games, including 14 starts... One of two players (Rodney McGruder) to see action in all 35 contests... Registered double-digit minutes in 34 of 35 games, including 20 or more minutes 15 times, with a season-high 31 minutes played at George Washington (12/8/12). • Averaged 7.9 points on 51.7 percent shooting (106-of-205) with 5.0 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game... Ranked among the team's Top 5 in a number of categories, including first in field goal percentage and offensive rebounds, second in total rebounds and rebounds per game and third in double-figure scoring (14), field goals, free throws made and attempted and defensive rebounds. • Scored in double figures 14 times, including eight times in Big 12 play... Tallied double figures in three consecutive games vs. West Virginia (2/18/13), Texas (2/23/13) and Texas Tech (2/25/13)... Led the team in scoring four times, including a season-best 20 points vs. Texas Tech (2/25/13) on 7-of-9 field goals... Also led the way with 17 points vs. Texas (1/30/13) on 7-of-10 field goals... Posted 15 points at No. 13/14 Oklahoma State (3/9/13) on 7-of-10 field goals. • Collected a double-double vs. Texas Southern (12/18/12) with 14 points and 12 rebounds. • Grabbed double-digit rebounds in a road win at George Washington (12/8/12) with a season-tying 12... Led the squad in rebounding nine times, including on five occasions in Big 12 play. • Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games, including seven starts... Averaged 8.7 points on 58.2 percent shooting (64-of-110) with 4.2 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game... Placed among the team's Top 5 in several conference-only statistics, including first in field goal percentage and offensive rebounds and third in field goals, rebounds, rebounds per game and fourth in scoring.
As A Freshman (2011-12) • Saw action in all 33 games with 22 starts as a true freshman... One of just three players (along with Rodney McGruder and Will Spradling) to play in all 33 games... Led all freshmen in games played and started... Earned starts in the first 13 games... Registered double-digit minutes in 27 games, including 20 or more 13 games... Played a season-high 37 minutes in the overtime win over North Florida (12/11/11). • Named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 12, 2011 after averaging 19 points on 53.8 percent shooting (14-of-26) in helping the Wildcats split two overtime games with West Virginia (12/8/11) and North Florida (12/11/11) with 11.0 rebounds in 32.5 minutes per game... First K-State true freshman to earn the weekly honor since Michael Beasley won the award for the eighth and final time on March 3, 2008. • Averaged 7.0 points on 49.1 percent shooting (86-of-175) with 4.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 17.5 minutes per game... Ranked among the Top 5 in six categories, including fourth in offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, overall rebounds, rebounds per game and blocks and fifth in field goals. • Scored in 27 games, including eight double-digit efforts... Scored a season-best 23 points vs. North Florida (12/11/11)... Had double-digit points in five of his first seven games... Helped the Wildcats sweep Missouri (2/21/12) and hand the Tigers their lone home loss with 13 points. • Collected three double-doubles on the year... Posted his first career double-double just four games into his freshman season with 17 rebounds and 13 rebounds vs. George Washington (12/1/11)... Followed with back-to-back double-doubles with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia (12/8/11) and 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. North Florida (12/11/11). • Paced the team in rebounding in three games, all with double-digit totals. • Saw action in all 18 Big 12 games, averaging 14.1 minutes per game... Averaged 5.2 points on 56.1 percent shooting (37-of-66) in Big 12 play with 3.2 rebounds per game. • Earned the start in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Syracuse (3/17/12) with eight points, eight rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of action.
High School • Rated one of the top power forwards in the country, ranking as the No. 147 in the Rivals150 by Rivals.com... Ranked among the top-35 at his position by a number of outlets, including No. 24 by Rivals.com and No. 32 by ESPN Scouts, Inc. ... Rated as the No. 17 prospect in Texas by TexasHoops.com. • A four-year lettermen at Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hills, Texas... Helped the Longhorns to a 33-4 record, including a District 5-5A title with a 12-1 mark, as a senior in 2010-11... The team lost to eventual state champion Flower Mound Marcus, 46-38, in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Class 5A Regional Final. • Named first team Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) as a senior... Selected to the 2011 TABC All-Star game... Named first team Class 5A and co-MVP of District 7-5A by the TABC as a junior in 2009-10... Selected first team All-Area by the Dallas Morning News and the District 7-5A Sophomore of the Year in 2008-09. • Averaged 15 points per game... Scored in double figures in 32 games, including seven 20-point outings... Led the team in scoring 19 times... Averaged 20 points in the playoffs, including a season-best 28 points vs. Colleyville Heritage (3/2/11) in the UIL quarterfinals. • Coached by Tim Thomas.
Personal • Thomas Allen Gipson III was born Jan. 11, 1993, in Dallas, Texas... Parents are Thomas Gipson, Jr. and Cassundra Gipson... Father, Thomas, played at Texas before transferring to Sam Houston State... Mother is an assistant principal... Has a younger brother, Trevis. • Received offers from a number of schools, including Baylor, California, Florida International, Georgia State, Iowa, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulane and West Virginia. • Major is family studies and human services (May 2015 graduate).