November 14, 2007

A dream come true for Gatens

Many of us grew up dreaming of putting on the black and gold jersey, but few of us get the honor to do it. For Matt Gatens, being the son of a former Iowa Basketball player, he has probably known since he was born that this would be his dream as well. Today, he gets one step closer to fulfilling that dream as he signs his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at the University of Iowa.

After committing to the Hawkeyes after his freshman year of high school, Gatens will put pen to paper this morning at Iowa City High, surrounded by his parents and friends to make official what he has known for a long time.

Matt's father, Mike, lettered at Iowa in basketball from 1974-76, so being a Hawkeye has been a part of his life since the early stages.

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