There is a lot to like about a team player from Detroit with a win first attitude. I caught up with him on the latest with his recruiting and the latest from AAU circuit out in the Arizona at the Cactus Classic.
His time at the Cacuts Classic was spent with AAU team, REACH Legends. One of his teammates is a highly publicized two sport athlete Dion Sims. Prior to this he was solid in High School, as a junior when he averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds. As a senior he scored 8 points per game and had 15 rebounds a game.
I asked Gibson what his strengths were on the basketball court, he started out on the defensive side of the ball saying "I enjoy playing defense and I am a good shot blocker." Offensively he feels that he is a good post player and his strength is scoring inside the block.
When asked how he would describe his game, he responded "I am very competitive, with a work hard attitude; I finish around the rim, and run the floor well." One player from the state of Michigan with whom he was very impressed and played against is Draymond Green, who committed to Michigan St.
As for his recruitment, he has been in contact with many teams such as; Illinois, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Michigan St, Detroit, and Memphis. Purdue, Oakland, Detroit, and Memphis have made Gibson offers.
When asked if he'd like to play his college ball close to home, his reply showed ambivalence. "It really doesn't matter." He has had the longest contact with Oakland out of all the schools.
He took a visit to Purdue this past weekend his thoughts were as follows: "It was a good experience for me and my parents. The coaches were nice, the area was kind of small so it's something I would have to get used to, and the players were cool."
I asked him what his timetable was on his decision. "I am going to make my selection on graduation day which is June 7th." He plans on visiting Memphis in early June; they are a team in which he really likes. "They have a great coach, good program, and most of all a winning tradition."
Soon enough we will know where Charles Gibson is suiting up next fall.