USI Basketball announces walk-on additions for 2024


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Basketball announced the addition of three walk-ons for the 2024-25 season. Joining the Screaming Eagles to complete the 2024-25 roster are freshman guard Josiah Dunham (Evansville, Indiana), forward Luke Davis (Newburgh, Indiana), and Cayden Gehlhausen (Evansville, Indiana).

“We welcome three high-character local freshman, who will grow within our program over the coming years to become quality OVC student-athletes,” said USI Head Coach Stan Gouard

The Evansville Courier & Press Metro Player of the Year, Dunham joins USI after a record-setting career at Evansville Christian School. He averaged 24.2 points, 5.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.5 steals as a senior, earning Small School All-State selection.

The 6-foot-0 guard finished his career with 2,373 career points, ranking 18th all-time in the state of Indiana. He also named 2024 Hoosier Gym All-Star and first-team Hoosier Basketball All-State after leading ECS to regional and sectional championships.

“Josiah is someone that we followed and saw how much better he’s gotten,” said Gouard. “One of the things we try to look at when we recruit, obviously talent, but we really try to look at upside and how much better can they get along the way.  I think as long as a kid is willing to work, I think we’ve shown that we can help him get better, and Josiah is a worker.”

The Eagles add a pair of freshman forwards to the front court in Davis and Gehlhausen.

Davis, a 6-foot-8 forward, played alongside Dunham on the ECS championship teams, averaging a prep career-high 7.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game. During his four seasons at the ECS, Davis posted 5.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per contest.

Gehlhausen comes to USI from North High School where he was a three-sport athlete, earning letters in basketball, baseball, and track & field. The 6-foot-6 forward posted a three-year high 15.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game last season.

During his career, Gehlhausen averaged 12.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest for North, playing 57 games for the Huskies.

The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.