The Waves begin the season at home in one week (vs. Fresno State on Nov. 14).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Waukee (Iowa) High School in 2014 ... Was twice named to the All-Central Iowa Conference second team, and was first-team All-Eastern Division twice as well ... Averaged 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks as a senior while shooting 54.4% from the field ... Averaged 10.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 58% as a junior ... Averaged 8.5 points per game as a sophomore, his first on the varsity ... ESPN.com gave him a grade of 75 and rated him as the fourth-best senior in the state of Iowa.
CLUB: Played with Kingdom Hoops.
PERSONAL: Born in Waukee, Iowa ... Son of Keith and Rachelle Gehring ... Father played basketball at Nebraska-Kearney ... Has one sister, Kelsey ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "my teammates and coaches, the conference we're in and the location."
FAVORITES: Enjoys snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, hunting and working on cars ... Favorites include Kevin Durant (pro basketball player), Oklahoma City Thunder (pro basketball team), City of Ember (book), Book of Eli (movie), South Park (TV show) and Drake (musical artist).