Gibbs, Markolf Make Verbal Commitments
Grant Gibbs
Grant Gibbs

Posted Jul 18, 2007


The commitment streak continues. Grant Gibbs will take his game to the west coast to play in the WCC, while Ian Markolf plans to play his college basketball in the Big Ten Conference.

Gibbs Commits To Zags

Grant Gibbs, a 6-foot-5 point guard out of Marion (Iowa) Linn-Mar High is headed to Gonzaga. According to the Spokesman Review, Gibbs picked the program Tuesday night.

“I’ve actually been a huge Gonzaga fan since I was a little kid,” Gibbs told the paper. “When I came out there for my visit, I felt like it was the perfect place for me.”

Scout.com ranks Gibbs as the No. 12 point guard in the nation. He runs with Martin Brothers Select and can actually play both guard positions. A 3-star recruit with the potential to crack the Top 100, Gibbs is a major scorer for the Zags.

Iowa State, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa and Indiana State actively pursued him. He averaged 15 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds last season.

Badgers Get Commitment From Markolf

Another big man is off the table. This time it’s Ian Markolf, of San Antonio (Tex.) Winston Churchill, and he’s headed to play for Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers.


Markolf Picks Wisconsin
Markolf, a 7-foot, 255-pound center, had scholarships offers from Kentucky, Iowa State and Baylor, but picked the Badgers because of the campus and his desire to play for Coach Ryan.

“It was just the whole package,'' Markolf told Rob Schultz, of The Capital Times. “It was a great feeling, it felt like a nice fit.''

With Markolf’s commitment, the Badgers have completed their 2008 class. To go with Markolf the Badgers also hold verbal commitments from Jared Berggren, Jordan Taylor and Robert Wilson.


Related Stories
Markolf identifies four favorites
 -by AllWildcats.com   Jul 13, 2007
Ian Markolf to play in Denton this weekend
 -by AllWildcats.com   Jul 5, 2007
High Rising Junior Gains Iowa Offer
 -by HawkeyeInsider.com  May 15, 2007

Contact Evan Daniels
for Media requests at:
edaniels@scout.com
MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ScoutHoops.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
SG Grant Gibbs (profile)
C Ian Markolf (profile)
[View My HotList]