Gateway’s Adam Giger set for debut at Concordia U.
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Gateway center Adam Giger signed his basketball grant to Concordia University at Principal Larry Meadows’ (standing) office.
By Rick Pedone
Gateway High’s Adam Giger is heading to the Windy City.
The 6-7 Panthers center recently signed a basketball grant to Concordia University-Chicago, where he will play under Coach Tyler Jones.
Giger helped the Panthers win three Orange Belt Conference championships, and one district title, for Coach Bob Baker.
Giger, with a good outside shot, said he is looking forward to beginning his college career.
“They’re going to play me at No. 3 (small forward) because I have a good shot,” he said.
Giger said the Cougars coaching staff tracked him down and offered him the grant.
“Yeah, someone turned them on to me and they scouted a couple of games,” he said.
Giger said his transition to college basketball will be helped by the fact that Concordia plays a half-court offense similar to that employed at Gateway.
“They don’t run a lot, but they will take their transition opportunities,” he said. “I don’t do as well with a lot of running up and down the floor. That’s not the best part of my game.”
Giger said he will work as much as possible on his ball-handling before he joins the college team in July.
“That’s something I didn’t do a lot of at Gateway,” he said.
Giger plans to major in sports management.