5 - Nate Gause
Nate Gause
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
High School: Poughkeepsie
Position: Guard

Before Quinnipiac:
Named all-league, all-section and all-state after averaging 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior at Poughkeepsie High School …  Honored as the Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year Award after he led Coach Brian Laffin’s Pioneers squad to a 21-1 record … Also earned the MVP of Large Schools Award … A 1,000-point scorer in high school, Gause also played AAU basketball for the BC Eagles, City Rocks and Trac Panthers … NYHoops.com ranked Gause the fourth-best player in the area, behind three players who committed to Big East and Big 12 schools … Also ranked ahead of two players who signed with Big East schools in the NYHoops.com rankings. 

Personal:
The son of Christa Gause and Edward Jackson, Jr. … Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. … Has two younger brothers, Rashaun and Rahmez, as well as three younger sisters, Dynasty, Kyshina and Shauvona … A liberal arts major.