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  Gavin Block

Gavin  Block

Player Profile


Lincoln, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln Community

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 209



Communication Studies


USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

2015-16: Played in 34 games and made two starts, tallying 172 points (5.1 per game) to rank sixth on the team, 71 rebounds (2.1 per game), 52 assists (1.5 per game) to rank second on the team, 13 steals (0.4 per game) and two blocks (0.1 per game) over 611 minutes (18.0 per game) ... Shot 39.7 percent (48-of-121) from the field -- including 35.4 percent (23-of-65) from beyond the arc ... Made 82.8 percent (53-of-64) of his tries from the free throw line -- good for third-best on the team ... Finished in double figures in scoring six times ... Led the team in points once, rebounds once and assists twice ... In conference play, appeared in 17 games and made two starts, posting 110 points (6.5 per game), 27 rebounds (1.6 per game), 34 assists (2.0 per game) to rank second on the team, seven steals (0.4 per game) and one block (0.1 per game) over 363 minutes (21.4 per game) ... Shot 40 percent (30-of-75) from the field in conference play -- including 37.8 percent (14-of-37) from three-point land ... Hit 83.7 percent (36-of-43) of his free throw attempts in league play ... Made his career debut in an 85-75 win over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 14) in the season opener, sinking both of his first two career free throw attempts in seven minutes of work ... Made 3-of-5 field goal attempts -- including two treys -- and made all four of his free throw attempts, finishing in double digits in scoring for the first time in his career with 12 points in addition to grabbing his first three career boards, handing out his first career assist and notching his first steal in a 75-67 triumph over Tennessee State (Nov. 16) ... Put together a breakout performance in a 93-71 win over Norfolk State (Nov. 21) in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, making six shots -- including a season-high three triples -- to go along with four free throws to finish with a career-high 19 points to lead the team in scoring in addition to pulling down six rebounds, distributing six assists and collecting two steals in 25 minutes ... Tallied 12 points off of 3-of-6 shooting (including a pair of threes) from the field and four free throws as well as recording an assist and a steal over 23 minutes at Kent State (Jan. 16) ... Finished in double figures in scoring for a second-straight game in an 82-64 win ove Western Michigan (Jan. 19), going 5-of-7 from the field (including two treys) and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe for 16 points in addition to compiling five rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes ... Finished with seven points, six rebounds, a team-high seven assists and a career-high three steals to lead the team over 34 minutes of work in a 94-75 victory at Buffalo (Feb. 12) ... Made his first career start in an 86-64 win over Eastern Michigan (Feb. 16), scoring five points off of five free throws, hauling in two rebounds and dishing out a career-high nine assists to lead the team over 36 minutes ... Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe en route to scoring 14 points as well as finishing with a rebound and three assists over a career-high 36 minutes in his second career start in a 76-64 triumph over Miami (Feb. 20) ... Made a career-high seven free throws to help him tally nine points to go along with three rebounds in 21 minutes in a 103-96 overtime triumph over Buffalo (Feb. 27) ... Tied his career high with six made field goals -- including two treys -- to post 16 points in addition to three rebounds, three assists and his first career block over 31 minutes in a 67-65 win at Miami (March 4) ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds to tie for the team lead in additon to compiling four points and two assists in 26 minutes in a 79-62 victory over Northern Illinois (March 10) in the 2016 MAC Tournament Quarterfinal.

Prior to Ohio:
Averaged 14.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game over his career at Lincoln Community High School under head coach Neil Alexander ... Garnered Chicago Tribune Third Team All-State honors as a senior after leading Lincoln Community to a trip to the Illinois High School Association regional finals after averaging 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.3 steals ... Shot 42 percent from three-point range and 50 percent from the floor en route to vaulting the Railsplitters to the Illinois state championship game as a junior in 2013-14 ... A First Team All-Central State Eight pick and Second Team All-State honoree by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Associated Press, Block averaged 15.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals as a junior ... Also competed for Central Illinois Net Gain under head coach Steve Parham.

Personal: Born Dec. 11, 1996 ... Son of Stephen and Tara ... Has one sister, Lauren ... Majoring in communication studies.
Points 19 vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 21, 2015)
Field Goals Made 6 twice (last: at Miami, March 4, 2016)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 3 vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 21, 2015)
Free Throws Made 7 Buffalo (Feb. 27, 2016)
Rebounds 8 vs. Northern Illinois (March 10, 2016)
Assists 9 Eastern Michigan (Feb. 16, 2016)
Blocks 1 twice (last: vs. UNC-Greensboro, March 21, 2016)
Steals 3 at Buffalo (Feb. 12, 2016)
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A BK S Pts-Avg
2015-16 34-2 18.0 48-121 .397 23-65 .354 53-64 .828 71-2.1 54 52 2 13 172-5.1
Total 34-2 18.0 48-121 .397 23-65 .354 53-64 .828 71-2.1 54 52 2 13 172-5.1