Played for head coach Mike Jarvis at FAU in 2008-09
Announced his intentions to transfer to Division II Tusculum College on May 4, 2009
Freshman (2008-09): Seldom-used reserve who played in 18 of FAU's 32 games... In FAU's second-to-last regular season game, Gagel started and played a season-high 19 minutes in front of his family and friends at WKU (2/26) in his home state of Kentucky... Scored a season-high four points in that game making his first and only 3-point basket and free throw.
High School: Had a phenomenal prep career at Jeffersontown High School in the Louisville area... Scored 1,277 points and set school records by making 210 three-point shots and shooting 49 percent from a three-point range as a three-year starter... J'Town went 81-17 during those three seasons... Averaged 15.8 points and 4.1 assists as a senior and at season's end was named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC) 2008 Region 7 Player of the Year and the 2008 Region 7 Tournament MVP...The Associated Press named Gagel to its Kentucky High School Boys' All-State basketball team in 2008, one of just 21 prep players in Kentucky to be recognized by the AP... Also scored 16 points in the 2008 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game, which earned him game MVP honors... 3-point contest champion at the 2008 Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game...Nominated as a 2008 McDonalds All American... 2008 Louisville Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Team... The `Nick Gagel Leadership Award' was created by his high school coach at Jeffersontown, Jeff Morrow, to recognize leadership... Helped Jeffersontown make four straight regional championship appearances and two state tournament trips (2006 and 2008)...Played a key role on the Chargers' state championship team of 2006... Three-time All-Region 7 Team and All-District 28 Team honoree.
Personal: Full name is Nicholas Ryan Gagel... Born November 13, 1988 in New Albany Indiana... Son of Nick and Debbie Gagel... Plans to major in Business... 2008 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Academic Scholarship Recipient...Also starred as a prep baseball player at J'Town, named the Chargers best pitcher and top defensive player three times.... Three-time Celebration of Young Poets contest winner... Also awarded numerous academic accolades, including making the honor roll in each of his four years as a high school student...Earned a 3.7 GPA which was Top 10 in his 2008 graduating class... Three-year member of both the Beta Club and the National Honor Society.
FAU Career Stats Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2008-09 18-1 56/3.1 1-9 .111 1-7 .143 2-4 .500 2-3 5 0.3 4-0 0 4 0 2 5/0.3 TOTAL 18-1 56/3.1 1-9 .111 1-7 .143 2-4 .500 2-3 5 0.3 4-0 0 4 0 2 5/0.3