Tyrece Gibbs Headed to UNH

Tyrece Gibbs was overshadowed by guys like Jeff Adrien (UConn) and Jonathan Kale (Providence), but the Thayer Academy (Mass.) guard make a decision this past weekend on his college destination.

With guys like Jeff Adrien and Jonathan Kale, Tyrece Gibbs didn't exactly get a lot of publicity playing on Leo Papile's BABC squad.

However, the 6-2, 200-pound senior combo guard did enough to get noticed – and Gibbs committed to New Hampshire this past weekend.

``His best basketball is clearly ahead of him," said Shawn Hood, Gibbs' uncle who is a former player at Cleveland State and current coach at Roxbury Community College. "He's one of those guys who does everything pretty well, but isn't great at anything."

``He's strong, takes it to the basket and can also shoot it," added Hood, a former assistant at Cleveland State, Wisconsin and URI. "He's very unselfish."

Gibbs averaged 14 points, 7 assists and 5 boards per game at Thayer Academy (Mass.) last season while playing for former UNH standout Robin Dixon. Gibbs also considered Vermont, Binghamton and also fielded interest from UMass.

Gibbs is the second player from Thayer in the past two seasons to commit to UNH, joining freshman Brandon Odom.

``He felt like UNH was the one that really wanted him," Hood said. "He loved the fact that they were so strong academically and that the basketball program is up-and-coming. He is excited about the challenge and making the program something special."

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