Men's Basketball

 

1   David Gibbs
David Gibbs

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Hartford, Conn.

High School:
Master's School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 185

Position:
G


Left the UMass program after his sophomore season.

  • DAVID GIBBS PHOTO GALLERY
  • KELLOGG ON GIBBS: "David, he's been fantastic. Athletically he's one of the fastest, highest jumping guards I've been around in a while and I'm excited to coach him. As soon as he realizes how good he can be, and gets his body to the level that it needs to be, he has a chance to be a special player here at UMass. How quickly will that come? You know you never can tell, but when the light finally clicks on, I can't wait to see what the finished product of David Gibbs is going to be."

    AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10:
    • Suffered a broken left foot in practice on Feb. 2 and missed remainder of the season.
    • Played first 21 games with 2.6 points, 2.4 assists, 1.8 rebounds in 19.7 minutes.
    • Started 16 games overall, the first 12 games and his final four contests. Started at both points guard and on wing.
    • In career-high 29 minutes vs. Grambling State (12/11), tied career-high with six assists along with six points.
    • Played what Derek Kellogg called his best game at Holy Cross (12/5) with seven points, five rebounds and four assists.
    • Tied career-high with 11 points, making all three 3-pointers vs. Rutgers (11/27) in Legends Classic.
    • Scored for first time in three games with a late basket, added five assists vs. St. Francis (11/24).
    • Career-highs of six assists and five rebounds vs. Arkansas-Fort Smith (11/21) in Legends Classic.
    • In 2009-10 debut at UCF (11/13), scored three points and had three assists.

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09:
    • Played in all 30 games this year, starting the final three games after the first 27 off the bench.
    • Scoring 3.5 points and grabbing 1.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes.
    • Started at Rhode Island (3/7) and hit a clutch 3-pointer late in scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds.
    • First-college start vs. George Washington (3/4), scored eight points, had two assists and two steals.
    • Second-career game in double-figures with 10 points, hitting four field goals at La Salle (3/1).
    • Scored five quick points consecutively in win at at Saint Joseph's (2/22).
    • In 26 minutes at Fordham (2/11) set or tied career highs in made field goals (3), field goals attempted (9), free throws attempted (4), rebounds (4), assists (3) and steals (2).
    • Scored only points on killer cross-over move in the lane in win over Richmond (2/4).
    • Tremendous effort on both ends with seven points, two rebounds, two assists at #10/10 Xavier (1/31).
    • Played career-high 28 minutes, hitting a 3-pointer and handing out three assists vs. La Salle (1/24).
    • Saw extended time at point guard and help rally in second half at Charlotte (1/21) with six points, two assists.
    • Grabbed career-high four rebounds and grabbed two steals vs. Dayton (1/10).
    • Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds against Vanderbilt (1/3).
    • Best game of career to date came vs. Hofstra (12/20) with 11 points making two 3-pointers and a monster dunk.
    • Canned a clutch 3-pointer to break a 50-50 tie late in win over #25/23 Kansas (12/13).
    • Hit a 3-pointer vs. Boston College (12/6) in 15 minutes off bench.
    • Nailed two 3-pointers vs. Jacksonville State (11/24) for six points in 19 minutes of action.
    • At #13 Memphis (11/17) had three rebounds for third game in row, added two free throws.
    • In second game of 2K Sports Classic had three points and three boards at Southern Illinois (11/12).
    • In college debut scored three points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Arkansas-Monticello (11/11).

    BEFORE UMASS: Signed a National Letter of Intent on Nov. 20, 2007 ... Played his prep ball at Master's School in West Simsbury, Conn. for Coach Ralph Auriental. ... Hails from the same hometown as UMass' 1996 National Player of the Year Marcus Camby ... In senior season, averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game ... As a junior, averaged 22.5 points, 12.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds ... Played his AAU and travel basketball for the Connecticut Basketball Club (CBC) where he is coached J.R. Hargreaves and Pat Sullivan. According to scouting services, Gibbs is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in New England. He is rated as the nation's 28th best point guard by scout.com and 33rd by rivals.com

    PERSONAL: David Anthony Gibbs, Jr. ... Born on Oct. 4, 1988 ... Son of David Anthony Gibbs, Sr., and Colette Gibbs ... Brother of Kiyonia (21) ... Has not declared a major.

    GIBBS' CAREER STATISTICS
    Year	GP	GS	Min	Avg	FG	FGA	Pct	3FG	FGA	Pct	FT	FTA	Pct	Off	Def	Tot	Avg	PF	FO	Ast	TO	Blk	Stl	Pts	Avg
    2008-09	30	3	525	17.5	38	113	.336	18	62	.290	11	17	.647	9	36	45	1.5	28	0	38	22	3	28	105	3.5
    2009-10	21	16	414	19.7	20	67	.299	7	26	.269	7	12	.583	10	27	37	1.8	28	0	50	21	3	13	54	2.6
    TOTAL	51	19	939	18.4	58	180	.322	25	88	.284	18	29	.621	19	63	82	1.6	56	0	88	43	6	41	159	3.1
    

    GIBBS' CAREER HIGHS

    Category          #    Opponent, Date
    Points           11    Hofstra, 12/20/08
                     11    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
    Field Goals       4    at La Salle, 3/1/09
                      4    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
    Field Goals Att.  9    at Fordham, 2/11/09
                      9    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
    3-Point FGs       3    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
    3-Point FG Att.   5    at UCF, 11/13/09
    Free Throws       3    Hofstra, 12/20/08
    Free Throw Att.   4    Hofstra, 12/20/08
                      4    at Fordham, 2/11/09
    Rebounds          5    Arkansas-Fort Smith, 11/21/09
                      5    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
                      5    at Holy Cross, 12/5/09
    Assists           6    Grambling State, 12/11/09
                      6    Arkansas-Fort Smith, 11/21/09
    Blocks            1    5X, last vs. Grambling State, 12/11/09
    Steals            3    Grambling State, 12/11/09
                      3    at La Salle, 3/1/09
    Minutes          29    Grambling State, 12/11/09

    GIBBS' Miscellaneous Stats

    Category               09-10   Car.  Last Time...
    Double-Figure Scoring    1      3    vs. Rutgers, 11/27/09
    20-plus points           0      0
    5-plus rebounds          3      3    at Holy Cross, 12/5/09
    5-plus assists           3      3    Grambling, 12/11/09
    

    A Few Minutes With DAVID Full name: David Anthony Gibbs Jr.
    Nickname: "Mystery" and "Quiet Storm"
    Favorite Musical Artist: Mavado
    Best Concert I Ever Attended: Reggae All-Stars
    Favorite Sports Movie: Above the Rim
    Favorite Pro Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
    Pro Sports Team I Would Like to Play For: Knicks
    Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Stuart Scott
    Favorite Athletes: Terrell Owens
    Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince
    Childhood Idol: Michael Jordan
    Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Duke
    Best Player I Ever Faced: Michael Beasley
    Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: ESPN
    Most Famous Person Ever Met: Will Smith, 50 Cent
    Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: Mavado
    My Most Prized Possession: My Grandfather's ring
    Place I'd Like to Visit: Jamaica
    Best Part About Living in Amherst: Teammates
    Best Moment at UMass: First time on court
    My First Memory of Basketball: AAU 13 Nationals
    If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would: Run track
    Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: Mom
    Pre-Game Rituals: Pray
    Best Advice From a Coach: Be a player
    Most People Don't Know This But: I'm very shy
    One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: Not being shy

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