Corey Gibbs (SF, PF)

TSW profiles combo forward Corey Gibbs. The versatile big man from Georgia names his new top 5.<br> <font size=1 color=cc0000>Update: Pre-TOC interview</font>

Name: Corey Gibbs
Position: Forward
Hometown: Atlanta (GA)
High School: Pace Academy
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225
School Preferences: Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgetown, UNC, Clemson lead NC State, Wake Forest

TSW Bullet Points:

  • Georgia All-State player as a Junior
  • 35" Vertical jump
  • Athlete with good strength
  • Averaged over 20 ppg as a junior

    Update - May 23, 2002: (Jerry Cornwell * The Strutting Wolf)
    TSW talked to Corey Gibbs on Thursday night to check his recruiting progress. During this interview he named his new top five. "My list now includes Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgetown, UNC and Clemson. These are my top 5".

    It has been speculated that NC State may have him as a key target, but according to Corey that may not be true. "They may have their team set already cause I am not hearing from them."

    If you planned on scouting out Corey at the TOC, make a note. Gibbs has changed teams and is now playing with the Worldwide Renegades. He will miss the first game because of exams but hopes to make it to Saturday's games. They play the Warriors Elite on Saturday at 2:00 at Smith 2. They also play Seattle Team YES 17 in Reynolds at 7:00. Even though he has visited UNC and NC State unofficially, he will do so again while he is up at the tournament. He also intends to check Wake Forest out as well.

    Corey continues to work on his outside game. "I am working expecially hard on my ballhandling" Gibbs said, "My shot has improved as well".

    Scouting Report - April 4, 2002: (Jerry Cornwell * The Strutting Wolf)
    One of the top prospects in the southeast and a high major must-have for a number of schools. It is believed that Cincinnati and Alabama lead for the Atlanta big man. He has made unofficial visits to UNC, NC State, and Georgia.

    Corey has the game and potential that colleges love. He's a relentless worker on the inside but he is improving his perimeter game as well. As it is now, he is a little short for the traditional 4 spot, and his outside skills are not quite ready for classifying him as a true 3.

    Dave Telep from interviewed Gibbs and asked him about his improving perimeter play, "I'm trying to fit it into my game. That's the biggest improvement. I'm shooting more and a lot more comfortable than last year. We've got a big guy and he can stay down low and let's me play on the wing. It's the four, but I'm stepping out and shooting."

    He made a name for himself at the Nike camp last year when he hit medium-range jumpers, attacked the glass and used his explosion off the ground to make his presence felt. He appeared hungry and that translates well with college recruiters.

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