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, as a sophomore... One of two players (Rodney McGruder) to see action in all 35 contests... Named to the Spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... 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... Connected on 62.1 percent (64-of-103) from the free throw line... 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... Also placed fifth in scoring... 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... Scored in double figures 14 times, including eight times in Big 12 play... Collected a double-double vs. Texas Southern (12/18/12) with 14 points and 12 rebounds... Also grabbed double-digit rebounds in a road win at George Washington (12/8/12) with season-tying 12... Led the squad in rebounding nine times, including on five occasions in Big 12 play... Notched five or more rebounds in 19 games... 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... Connected on 71.8 percent (28-of-39) from the free throw line... 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... Scored eight points vs. La Salle (3/22/13) in the NCAA Tournament... Posted 15 points at No. 13/14 Oklahoma State (3/9/13) on 7-of-10 field goals... Went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field with 11 points vs. TCU (3/5/13)... Tallied double figures in three consecutive games vs. West Virginia (2/18/13), Texas (2/23/13) and Texas Tech (2/25/13)... Averaged 13.7 points in the three-game stretch on 72.7 percent shooting (16-of-22)... His 20-point outing vs. the Red Raiders was the first of his career in Big 12 play... Scored 16 points in a win over Iowa State (2/9/13), knocking down 6-of-8 field goals with seven rebounds in 21 minutes... Tallied 17 points vs. Texas (1/30/13) on 7-of-10 field goals with seven rebounds... Had nine points and six rebounds in the win over No. 22/21 Oklahoma State (1/5/13)... Posted 13 points vs. Kansas City (12/29/12) with six rebounds... Was solid all-around vs. Texas Southern (12/18/12) with season-highs for blocks (four) and steals (three) to go with his double-double... Also had double-figure scoring vs. North Dakota (11/9/12), North Florida (11/18/12), Delaware (11/21/12) and USC Upstate (12/2/12)... Coached by Bruce Weber.
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... Named to the Fall 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Dec. 12 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... 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)... 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... 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... Pulled down five or more rebounds in 16 games... 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... Helped the Wildcats sweep Missouri (2/21/12) and hand the Tigers their lone home loss with 13 points... Notched 13 points at Iowa State (1/31/12)... Had 11 points in a win over Texas (1/18/12)...Posted first 20-point game vs. North Florida (12/11/11) on 10-of-18 field goals, both season-highs... Scored 19 points vs. Loyola Chicago (11/14/11)... Played 16 minutes in first game vs. Charleston Southern (11/11/11), including his first points on a field goal... Coached by Frank Martin.
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... Averaged 15 points per game... Scored in double figures in 32 games, including seven 20-point outings... Averaged 20 points in the playoffs, including a season-best 28 points vs. Colleyville Heritage (3/2/11) in the UIL quarterfinals... Led the team in scoring 19 times... Named first team Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC)... Selected to the TABC All-Star game... Guided the squad to a 27-5 record and a trip to the area round of the UIL Class 5A Tournament as a junior in 2009-10... Averaged a team-best 16 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior... Named first team Class 5A and co-MVP of District 7-5A by the TABC... Led Cedar Hill to a 35-4 record and the 2009 Class 5A state final as a sophomore... Averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 2008-09... Named first team All-Area by the Dallas Morning News... Also selected District 7-5A Sophomore of the Year... 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.