It's not hard to pick out Corey Gibbs, an outstanding 6-7, 235 pound power forward, on the court. He is usually the player slamming home rebounds or attacking the basket aggressively inside the paint. Gibbs possesses a "noisy" game. It's a game where the rim rattles a lot when he has the ball in the low post.
Gibbs, who led Atlanta's Pace Academy to a 26-6 season, competed in the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions event last weekend. Gibbs is now listed as a member of the Redan High School team in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Gibbs had an outstanding junior year as he was named to the Class AA All-State First Team while averaging 22 points, 15 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game. He also was the Region Player of the Year.
"I am trying to work hard this summer on my ballhandling and shooting," Gibbs told us. "I try to spend several hours a day doing that. This will help me in my offensive game and help expand it."
But Gibbs certainly has to be thought of as a power forward. And he can play the four slot on the college level because he is athletic and strong.
Gibbs, who presently meets the NCAA academic requirements, has a top list of five schools. "Alabama, Georgia and Cincinnati have already offered scholarships," said his former coach Tim Johnston. "And the other two, North Carolina State and Georgetown, have indicated they will do the same."
Johnston expects that Gibbs will be making a decision after he makes his official visits to these schools. "He's already had unofficial visits with many schools," Johnston added.
Gibbs plays with the Team Georgia AAU program and will be attending the Nike All-American camp this July in Indianapolis.
"Alabama and Cincinnati are my top two schools right now," Gibbs said. "I am also interested in Georgetown. But I haven't closed my list. I am still open. But Alabama and Cincinnati have been recruiting me a while."