New leader for Corey Gibbs

Corey Gibbs of Pace HS in Atlanta, Georgia, is coveted by coaches for his strong frame, his ability to convert in the lane and his athleticism. Most of the coaches we speak to like him as a power forward.

But Gibbs wants to expand his game. He wants to play the "three" or wing forward slot.

"As a matter of fact -- that's where I'll be playing this summer for Linzy's team, " he answered. The Linzy he's referring to is Linzy Davis, the head coach of the Nike-sponsored Georgia Elite.

You see that's where the 6-8 Gibbs was seen last spring and summer, throwing people around in the lane, securing rebounds, finishing entry passes with authority and playing physical defense. That's where he earned his national recognition from coaches, analysts and basketball media.

Many programs have expressed interest in Gibbs, but he's got three that sit atop his list. And as for who they are -- well -- we'll just let him answer that one.

"Cincinnati, UNC and Georgetown. They're the three that are on top of my list," he said.

He's stated that the Tar Heels were the early frontrunners before, but at the current time, Bob Huggins and the Bearcats of Cincinnati occupy that spot.

"I think that's a place where I can go and play right away," said Gibbs, referring to Cincy. "As far as having a leader at this point, I think Cincy is the place to go to see a lot of playing time right away or perhaps even Georgetown."

Why the sudden decline in interest with Carolina?

"I feel like I just wouldn't't get as much playing time there, because they just recruited a lot of great players," he responded. "But they're still right up there."

When talking about North Carolina, it's easy to see that the junior forward really enjoyed his November visit and loved the atmosphere there.

"I really liked the atmosphere on campus," he said." I liked how everything is so traditional and how the fans really supported the team even though they're having a down year. I just really liked it there, everybody was nice and the whole scene was just great."

On a side note, Gibbs tells us that he's up to 235 pounds -- from his summer listed weight at 225.

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