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Gesell named Parade High School All-American

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa incoming men’s basketball recruit Mike Gesell has been named to the 2012 Parade Magazine High School Boys Basketball All-America team. The list includes 40 of the nation’s top prep basketball standouts.

Gesell (6-foot-2, 185) is one of five student-athletes named to the list that will be attending Big Ten universities this fall.

Gesell, who prepped at South Sioux City High School, was named the Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year his junior and senior seasons. He was a four-time first team all-state, all-conference and all-metro honoree. The point guard averaged 25.1 points, 7.4 assists, six rebounds and 2.9 steals his senior year, leading his team to a Class B state runner-up finish after winning the title in 2010 and 2011.

Gesell, who is the all-time leading scorer in metro Sioux City history with 2,112 points, was selected and played in the 2012 All-American Championship at the Final Four in New Orleans, dishing out a game-high five assists.

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