Posted On: 12/15/17 12:00 PM

Currently checking in as Kansas’ 15th-ranked 2019, 6-foot-3 guard D’Monte Gaw is  starting to see some initial college interest trickle in, and has a big year ahead to see that recruitment swell.

And with his academics in order and a strong desire to na some scholarships soon, it could be sooner rather than later when some offers start to roll in for the KC Schlagle standout.

“Missouri-Kansas City has been showing interest, Rockhurst, Louisiana State, and then some other little schools; nothing major, nothing big,” said Gaw.

“I’m just trying to get some scholarships, and hopefully they come in by the end of the season. If we can make it to state, offers should be coming in. I’ve got a 4.0 and I’ve taken the ACT and I’m eligible to play Division I basketball.”

The junior guard mentioned Kansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as dream schools, but says he’s wide-open with his  recruitment mindset right now.

“It doesn’t have to be close, but I just would like my family to be able to come to the games. But I’m wide open,” said Gaw.

He’s been working to improve his strength and jumper over the past six months, and played with Team Rush this past spring and summer to help with that process.

“The last six months I’ve been getting stronger and working on my finishing and perfecting my jump-shot, and mid-range,” said Gaw. “And I’m focused on getting my ball-handling right, and what I’ve really been focusing on is my defense.”

Now, with his junior season in full-swing, Gaw — who’s been starting since he was a freshman — mentioned his role and his goals with the Stallions.

“This year, it’s kind of different, I have the ball in my hands a little bit more. And I’m really using my height advantages against other teams,” said Gaw.

“I’m trying to get all-state first team, and just trying to win a state championship.”