Percy Gibson Gets Minnesota Interest

Percy Gibson, a 6-foot-8 junior big man from Detroit (MI) Souheastern, is one of the top players in the Midwest. He is ranked the #22 in the state by the Detroit Free Press and eighth among juniors. Minnesota assistant coach Vince Taylor was head to watch Gibson, but canceled the trip after Gibson suffered a sprained ankle.

Percy Gibson played for the Team Detroit AAU program that also featured Minnesota recruiting targets Trey Ziegler and Ray McCallum.

Gibson helped lead Detroit Southeastern to a 21-4 mark last season, but the team was considered an underachiever. Former Detroit Central and Oak Park coach George Ward too over a team that is loaded with talent. Junior Brandan Kearney, who is Gibson's godbrother, has committed to Michigan State.

Gibson scored a career-high 27 points in their season-opening 66-38 win over Detroit Mumford. He made twelve of 13 shots and added ten rebounds and four blocked shots. The Jungaleers are off to a 4-0 start after a 54-51 win over Chicago Julian Friday. They will face Wisconsin power Madison Memorial December 29th.

Gibson has attended several Michigan State football and basketball games and has plans to visit several other schools, according to a recent story on

"I'm not sure exactly when but I plan to visit Kentucky again, as well as Minnesota and Dayton. I also plan to fly out and visit USC and Florida International," he said.

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