Gamble Picks Big South School

Gideon Gamble went on a pair of visits and that's all he needed to make his decision. On Sunday he committed to Winthrop.

While on his visit to Big South power Winthrop, Gideon Gamble, a standout at Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake, gave coach Randy Peele and his staff a verbal commitment.

Coach Peele's vision and my vision complimented each other and were the same," Gamble said. "My parents vision was the same as Coach Peele's and the rest of the coaching staff. I like their style of play, I like their system and I like their tradition."

"When we went down there I really bonded with the players pretty well. I though it was the place that would best develop me for the next level."

Gamble, who is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound rising senior, also attributed playing time as a factor. The Eagles will soon have a lot of time available at the shooting guard spot and he feels like he can step up and fill that void.

"There going to be losing Mike Jenkins, the starting two guard, and they are going to be lacking at the starting two guard so I'm going to come in and fill that spot to the best of my ability. There are some major minutes that need to played at that position and that felt like the perfect place."

The three star prospect had his list narrowed down to Winthrop and Central Florida and although he liked UCF, he felt like Winthrop was best fit for him.

"I had a great time at UCF also and both of the coaching staffs I got along with. I liked both of their systems, but it just seemed like Winthrop is the best for my future and the best place for me."

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