‘Big Ten Tip-Off Show’ Explores Gatens’ Hawkeye Roots
There was never any doubt that Iowa freshman guard Matt Gatens would become a Hawkeye. He grew up in Iowa City as the son of a former Iowa basketball letterman and former Iowa cheerleader and the brother of two former Iowa student-athletes. Gatens verbally committed to the Iowa program while in the ninth grade. Now, Gatens leads the Hawkeyes in scoring and the Big Ten in three-point shooting. At 5:30 PM ET on Saturday afternoon, the Big Ten Tip-Off Show will air a feature on Gatens and his Hawkeye DNA. The feature immediately precedes Iowa’s road game at Penn State. Tom Hamilton and Greg Kelser will have the call.