K-State vs. La Salle
Henriquez, McGruder nearly lead team from behind in memorable matchup
Wildcats set to take on La Salle Explorers on Friday
The Wildcats and Explorers will play on Friday at 2:10 pm
K-State vs. Kansas
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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... Connected on 54.1 percent (60-of-111) from the free throw line... 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... Led the team in scoring in six games (which ranked second behind McGruder's 16) with a season-best 23 points against North Florida (12/11/11)... Had double-digit points in five of his first seven games... Collected three double-doubles on the year, which ranked second on the team... 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... Dished out a season-best four assists vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore(11/22/11)... 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 on 6-of-7 field goals in 19 minutes... Grabbed eight rebounds vs. Kansas (2/13/12) with seven points... Notched 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Iowa State (1/31/12) with seven rebounds in 22 minutes... Earned eight points at Texas Tech (1/25/12) with seven rebounds and two steals... Had 11 points in a win over Texas (1/18/12) with six rebounds...Chipped in nine points vs. Missouri (1/7/12) with five rebounds in first home Big 12 game... Posted first 20-point game vs. North Florida (12/11/11) on 10-of-18 field goals, both season-highs... Turned in nine points and six rebounds in first road game at Virginia Tech (12/4/11)... Scored 13 points vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22/11) to go with nine rebounds... Garnered 19 points on 7-of-14 field goals vs. Loyola Chicago (11/14/11) with seven rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes... 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 the state of 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... Cedar Hill finished 90th in the nation in the final Rivals100... Finished No. 5 in both the final ESPN RISE Texas Top 20 and TABC Class 5A rankings... Averaged 15 points per game... Scored in double figures in 32 of 37 games, including seven 20-point outings... Averaged 20 points per game in the playoffs, including a season-best 28 points vs. Colleyville Heritage (3/2/11) in the UIL Regional quarterfinals... Also posted 24 points against Arlington Bowie (3/4/11) in the UIL Regional semifinals... Led the team in scoring 19 times... Named first team Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC)... Nominated for McDonald's All-America honors... 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... The team was ranked as high as No. 6 in the TABC Class 5A state poll before losing to Lewisville, 84-82, in the area-round playoffs... 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 overall 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 secondary education.