Just a few days ago, Gerald Gittens received a scholarship offer courtesy of University of Minnesota Crookston and head coach Dan Weisse. The offer was the first for the 6’0” senior point guard of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. “It was an honor because I put in a lot of work into my game trying to get to the level and they see the potential in me,” Gittens commented on how it was to receive his first offer. 

The offer came when Gittens was on a visit to the school. Minnesota Crookston is a division two school and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. “I like the facilities and the coaching they have displayed, that they will trust me to make the team and program level and take them to the highest level,” Gittens mentioned when talking about Minnesota Crookston and their coaching staff. 

Gittens has also heard from a number of coaches nationwide. The list includes Abilene Christian, Buffalo, IUPUI, Lipscomb, Nebraska-Omaha, Princeton, South Dakota State, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, among a few others. Another school is Northern Michigan, who he mentioned would like him to visit their campus. For what Gittens is looking for in his future school, he mentioned “I want a college that’s going to trust me to get the job done and do what’s best for the team. From the team, I want guys to go have the same passion and desire for the game as me and want to win. 

So far on the season, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy and Gittens have an 8-3 record. The point guard is currently putting up 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. This year Gittens is looking to win the conference and then “hopefully make it state,” and on a personal side he would like to play in some all-star games.