Gipson Announces Presence In Texas

Sophomore Thomas Gipson has put together an impressive season. After a solid showing at the Beach Ball Classic earlier in the year, he's stepped up his game and was big in a recent match up with Duncanville.

The name Thomas Gipson, of Cedar Hill (Tex.) High, is starting to get some run in the state of Texas.

Last week in a match up against Duncanville (Tex.) High and their highly regarded big man Perry Jones, Gipson did all he could to try and will the Longhorns to a victory and went for an impressive 14 points and 10 rebounds.

"The whole week leading up to the game I was working real hard," Gipson said. "All my coach wanted me to do was bang. He kept putting that in my mind all weekend and then that's what I did."

Since that outing, Gipson has been the talk of the town. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound aggressive and physical power forward made a statement against a handful of highly rated guys and now he's reaping the rewards.

"I think I've been playing good," the class of 2011 prospect said. "I worked really hard from my freshman summer and going into my sophomore year. I've just been putting in work and it pays off."

Although he's yet to pick up his first scholarship offer, schools like Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas, LSU, Marquette, Oregon State, Missouri State, TCU, N.C. State, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas Tech have made initial contact.

Gipson made a recent trip to College Station (Tex.) to see a Texas A&M game. He's visited Texas, and on Wednesday he'll be in Waco (Tex.) to see Baylor against Oklahoma.

"My recruitment really took over this past summer coming into my sophomore year," Gipson.

If performances like Gipson's effort against Duncanville continue, he'll not only be reeling in interest, but scholarship offers as well.

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