Austin native Both Gach indicated this week that he has entered the transfer portal and will not be returning to the University of Utah next season, even if he is not drafted into the NBA.
Gach helped to lead the Packers to the Class AAA state championship game as a junior in 2016-17. The Packers were 29-3 with Gach averaging 19 points a game. Gach played at Chandler (Ariz.) Compass Prep for his senior year, and played well enough to earn a number of scholarship offers. Gach was ranked 149th overall and was a four-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class.
Last year the 6-foot-6 wing averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for the Utes, shooting nearly 40-percent from the field.
There have also been indications that the University of Minnesota has reached out to Gach about the possibility of transferring and playing the remainder of his career with the Gophers. As is the case with all non-graduate transfers, every transfer waiver will be decided on a case-by-case basis, though it’s been reported that the NCAA won’t pass a proposal to grant all transfers eligibility to play right away.
Minnesota has a pair of scholarships available after Drew Peterson, a transfer from Rice, reopened his recruitment and decided to commit to USC instead of Minnesota. The Gophers are also currently waiting to learn if 7-foot Drake transfer Liam Robbins will be granted a waiver to play immediately.