July 19, 2010

Talented Detroit post player talks AAU and recruiting

Percy Gibson, a 6-foot-9 forward from Detroit Southeastern High School, has seen a lot of offers come his way, so many in fact, that right now he is still wide open as far as a decision goes. Heading into his senior season, Gibson has cracked the Rivals.com national top-150 seniors-to-be at No. 147.

"After we get back home at the end of the month, I will sit down with my mom and try to cut the list down to a few schools and most likely take my visits from there," Gibson said.

Currently, Percy has offers from CMU as well as schools like Dayton, USC, Providence, Colorado, Temple and Florida International. Gibson is leaving for Vegas with his AAU team Team Detroit on July 20th and then will be going to LA after that until July 30th.

Percy is known for his back to the basket moves going to the left, but he is trying to change that. As a junior, he averaged 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds per game in the Detroit PSL, one of the state's toughest basketball conferences.

"I am focusing on improving my shot and my post moves going to my right," Gibson said. "I have post moves going to my right but I just don't use them as much as I should"

Even though a lot of BCS conference schools are after him, CMU is still in the running and is staying in contact with him. In fact he just got off the phone with assistant coach Terrance Chatman right before he interviewed with Chippewacountry.

"I like CMU, I really feel they have a good thing going there now, and are only a few players away from being a really strong program for years to come."

If Gibson chooses CMU, it would not be the first time he played with some of the current Chippewas. Team Detroit is the same AAU team that current Chippewa Javon Harden played for, as well as another incoming freshman you may have heard of, Trey Zeigler. Gibson really enjoyed playing with them.

"It was great playing with those guys last year. Trey can do so many things on the court. You basically can just throw the ball up to him."

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