Posted On: 03/1/18 12:00 PM
When you’re a 6-foot-6 forward with the ability to hit the outside shot, college coaches will likely take notice.
Beckman Catholic senior Mitch Gehling is versatile forward prospect, and has some college options. He’ll be making his decision soon.
“I’m going to play basketball and I’ve narrowed it down to either Wartburg, Coe or Mount Mercy,” said Gehling.
“I’m probably going to make a decision after the season.”
Gehling is a lengthy combo-forward who we first noticed two summer ago at the Prep Hoops Battle at the Lakes in Minneapolis. He was an intriguing 16U prospect plating with the Iowa Mavericks then.
Now, he’s the leader of a team that was just one game shy of making the 2A state tournament. Gehling averaged 16.8 points on 53 percent shooting this season, and pulled down 9.5 rebounds. He led his team in blocks for good measure.
“I’ve really been working on getting stronger and finishing down low, and on rebounding,” said Gehling.
“I finish a lot around the rim, and I can get hit the mid-range. If I’m left open for a 3, I’ll shoot it every time.”
He added: “This year, I’ve taken on the lead role for the team, and I think I‘ve been playing pretty well.”
Mitch Gehling is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 100 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2018 class, click here.