Men's Basketball

 Walt Gibler
Walt  Gibler


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Xavier

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 230



Averkamp And Gibler Named To National Jesuit All-Academic Team

Rambler forwards excel on the court and in the classroom


1963 Ramblers Honored At State Capitol

Resolution supporting team's induction into Naismith Hall of Fame is passed


Loyola Places Six On Academic All-Horizon League Teams

Four track and field athletes, two basketball players earn honor


Averkamp And Gibler Named To I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team

Loyola men's basketball players earn spot on 11-person squad


Averkamp Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete Of The Month For February

Loyola junior forward averaged 20.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, and 3.6 apg in seven appearances

2011-12: Became the 18th player in school history to total over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds...recorded personal-best averages of 12.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg, while also shooting 53 percent (106 for 221) from the field, in 25 appearances, all starts...finished his career ranked 33rd on Loyola's career scoring chart with 1,041 points...missed five games due to injuries...scored in double figures on 17 occasions, topping the 20-point plateau on three occasions...recorded four double-doubles after having just one in his first three seasons...opened the year in sterling fashion, tossing in a team-best 19 points and grabbing six rebounds at Illinois...reached double figures in a career-best 11 straight contests, Dec. 1 - Jan. 14...torched city rival DePaul for a career-high 29 points and also snagged eight boards against the Blue Demons...followed that performance with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Chicago State...poured in 17 points, hitting all nine of his foul shots, and corralled a career-high 12 rebounds in a win at Canisius...went for 10 points and 11 rebounds against Detroit...produced 26 points, the second-highest output of his career, and pulled down 11 caroms at Youngstown State for his second consecutive double-double...tallied 21 points at UIC...tossed in 18 points, scoring his 1,000th career point, in a home loss to Youngstown State...named U.S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month in December 2011...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...also selected to Horizon League Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, National Jesuit Men's Basketball All-Academic Team and I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team.

2010-11: Battled a pair of injuries that limited his productivity, but still managed to put up 9.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg...started 20 of the 26 games in which he appeared...opened the season in fine fashion, averaging 14.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg through the first four contests...was named MVP of the season-opening Nick Kladis Classic, after tallying 15.7 ppg and 5.7 rpg as Loyola went 3-0 and won the tournament...scored in double figures in six of the first seven games of the season, but then only four times in his final 19 appearances...Loyola went 8-2 when he scored in double digits...drained 14 of his final 16 (.875) attempts from the foul line...threw in a career-best 25 points and snared nine rebounds in a home loss to Cleveland State...went for 17 points and nine boards in the season opener versus Eastern Kentucky...recorded 20 points and six rebounds against Texas-Pan American in November...tossed in 18 points in a win at Youngstown State and followed that up with 15 points versus Detroit...averaged 10.8 ppg and 4.6 rpg, while shooting 46 percent (43 for 94) from the field, in 13 appearances at the Gentile Center...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...named to the NABC Honors Court.

2009-10: Named Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 11.3 ppg and 5.3 rpg, both numbers which ranked second on the team...came off the bench in all but one of the team's 30 contests...became the first Rambler since Leon Young in 2005-06 (10.4 ppg) to average double figures in scoring when playing more than 50 percent of the team's games as a substitute...Loyola went 6-2 when he made eight or more trips to the foul line...converted 50 of his final 61 (.820) attempts from the free throw line...put up 15.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 1.0 apg over the final four games of the season...scored in double digits on 19 occasions off the bench and led or shared the team lead in scoring 11 times...made his lone start of the year at Wright State and managed five points and five rebounds...reached double digits in points in five consecutive contests, Nov. 17 - Dec. 3...went for 17 points and eight boards at Holy Cross...tossed in a season-best 22 points in only 16 minutes at SIU Edwardsville...notched 12 points, and hit all 10 of his tries from the charity stripe, at Bradley...posted 15 points and eight rebounds in a home win versus Wright a one-point loss to No. 20 Butler, contributed 14 points and nine rebounds...recorded 15 points and eight boards at Creighton...registered his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 caroms at Cleveland State in a Horizon League Championship First Round contest...named U.S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month in both December and February...member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll...named to the National Jesuit Men's Basketball All-Academic Team.

2008-09: Made 17 starts and appeared in all but one game...missed the opener versus Rockhurst while nursing a leg injury...averaged 6.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg and shot 50 percent (10 for 20) from three-point range, in 17 starting assignments...Loyola was 2-1 when he scored in double Loyola's wins, contributed 5.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg and shot 50 percent (25 for 50) from the field, 64 percent (7 for 11) from three-point range and 82 percent (22 for 27) from the foul line...made his Rambler debut and grabbed a rebound in a victory over Georgia at the NIT Season Tip-Off...tallied nine points, a half dozen rebounds, two steals and an assist at Northern Illinois in his first career start...recorded season bests of 19 points and eight rebounds in a victory over Alcorn State...had nine points and seven boards in a win against Valparaiso...scored nine points and snagged five boards at Wright State...chipped in 13 points, eight boards, two blocks and a steal in a victory at Detroit...accounted for 14 points and seven rebounds at Milwaukee in a first round game of the Horizon League Championship.

High School: During the 2007-08 campaign, posted 16.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game, while shooting 54 percent (130 for 241) from the field, 50 percent (11 for 22) from three-point range and 82 percent (165 for 202) from the free throw line...helped St. Xavier to a 23-3 overall record and the semifinal round of the state tournament as a senior...three-time First Team All-Greater Catholic League selection...voted team MVP in 2007-08...holds the GCL career record for most free throws (436) and finished his career as the second-leading scorer in St. Xavier history with 1,204 a junior, averaged 16.1 ppg and 7.6 rpg en route to honorable mention all-state, First Team All-Cincinnati Enquirer and Associated Press Second Team All-District accolades...member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top 5 percent in his class...honors student...high school coach was Scott Martin...played AAU ball for the Cincinnati Royals.



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