Jack Gibbs (basketball)
|No. 12 – Salon Vilpas|
|Born||January 29, 1995|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Westerville North|
|NBA draft||2017 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
Gibbs attended Westerville North High School in Ohio. He tore his ACL in a game as a junior while being scouted by Matt McKillop, a Davidson assistant coach. He committed to play college basketball at Davidson and also received a scholarship offer from Creighton. He averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 steals and 4.1 assists per game as a senior and led the Warriors to a 21–2 record and a berth in the district semifinals. Gibbs was named Gatorade Boys Player of the Year in Ohio.
Gibbs played infrequently as a freshman but averaged 16.2 points per game as a sophomore despite missing seven games with a torn meniscus in his knee. He had two 30-point games, including a 37-point performance in a 95–69 win over UCF on November 26, 2014. Gibbs was a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection as a sophomore.
Coming into his junior year, he became Davidson's top scoring threat due to the graduation of Tyler Kalinoski. In December 2015, he had 41 points in a win over Charlotte and was congratulated by former Davidson player Stephen Curry. According to advanced statistics, Gibbs outperformed Curry in handling the ball in transition and scored more points near the rim. Gibbs was named to the First Team All-Atlantic 10 as a junior. He averaged 23.5 points per game for the Wildcats on a 20-13 team despite battling injury.
As a senior, Gibbs repeated on the First Team All-Atlantic 10. He had 34 points and surpassed the 2,000 point threshold in a 73-67 win over Dayton in the conference tournament semifinals. Gibbs averaged 22.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He finished third in scoring all time at Davidson with 2,033 points.
After going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, Gibbs played with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League. In August he signed with the Spirou Charleroi if the Belgian Pro Basketball League. In 31 games league games, Gibbs averaged 13.5 points and in 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, he averaged 11.9 points per game.
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- Atlantic 10 Conference. "2014-15 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Awards" (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Berkman, Seth (March 11, 2016). "Jack Gibbs Shines Brightly in Stephen Curry's Shadow". New York Times. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Atlantic 10 Conference (March 8, 2016). "Hawks' Bembry Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Schmidt Voted As Coach of the Year". Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Mahoney, Ashley (October 27, 2016). "Gibbs creates a stir as Davidson Wildcats' basketball floor leader". The Charlotte Post. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- Atlantic 10 Conference (March 7, 2017). "Cline Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Miller Voted as Coach of the Year". Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Wilson, Jasper (March 10, 2017). "Jack Gibbs' late 3-pointers send Davidson to stunning win, A-10 semifinals". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- Mahoney, Ashley (June 7, 2017). "Davidson's Jack Gibbs auditions for Charlotte Hornets". The Charlotte Post. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- "A-10 Standouts Turn NBA Summer League Performances Into Professional Opportunities". Atlantic 10 Conference. August 1, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
- "Salon Vilpas add Jack Gibbs to their roster". Eurobasket.com. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.