Gibbs Makes It Official

The Pittsburgh Panthers now own three commitments from perimeter players. With Ashton Gibbs' pledge, it's time to go looking for a big fella.

Ashton Gibbs is a Pittsburgh Panther. The 6-foot-1 combo guard out of Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey, pledged to Jamie Dixon after considering Seton Hall and Virginia.

"They've been on me throughout my high school career and that was one of the reasons I committed there," Gibbs told "It was the balance of academics and athletic tradition. Pittsburgh is always a good basketball school. It has good academics also."

As a junior, Gibbs averaged 18 points a game for Seton Hall Prep. He's the third member of Dixon's 2008 recruiting class. The Panthers perimeter is set with Gibbs, St. Anthony's Travon Woodall and Top 100 recruit Nasir Robinson at the small forward.

Dixon's next move is to go after a big man and word on the streets is Eloy Vargas (No. 46) is the desired power forward.

For Gibbs, the flexibility of playing both guard spots in college was extremely attractive. "I can play both the one and the two. I'm a combo guard and that's what they really liked about me and that's what they see me playing college."

Like all high school kids, there's work to do prior to his arrival. "I've got to improve on my explosiveness; the combination of speed and agility."

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