Percy Gibson Shines in Front of Gopher Coach

Percy Gibson, a 6-foot-8 junior big man from Detroit (MI) Souheastern, scores 15 points to help the Jungaleers to a 69-64 win over Denby in front of Minnesota assistant coach Vince Taylor Friday night. Gibson 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.

Percy Gibson played for the Team Detroit AAU program that also featured one-time 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 took over a team that is loaded with talent. Junior Brandan Kearney, who is Gibson's godbrother, has committed to Michigan State. They are off to a 6-3 start this season.

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.

Gibson missed some playing time with an ankle injury, which caused Minnesota assistant coach Vince Taylor to cancel a previously planned trip. Gibson was limited to just two points in a 50-43 loss to Wisconsin power Madison Memorial December 29th.

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