David Gibbs Commits to Massachusetts
David Gibbs, a 6’4 shooting guard from the Masters School in Connecticut, committed to the University of Massachusetts on Friday while on campus for Midnight Madness. Gibbs and his long-time AAU coach Pat Sullivan both credit UMass Coach Travis Ford and his staff along with the team's high tempo style of play as the main reasons for the commitment. "Their coaches were always real with me" said Gibbs "and I really like their style of play." Sullivan agreed saying "Travis Ford was a great guard as a player and now he is a great coach. Between him and the style of play that he coaches I think it was a no brainer for David."
After a terrific summer with the Connecticut Basketball Club, Gibbs was being recruited by schools in the Big East, ACC, and Big Ten. But UMass Head Coach Travis Ford and his staff had already done their homework and could be seen just about everywhere CBC played during the month of July. Consequently, the Minutemen land a shooting guard with terrific skills and athleticism who should be able to make an immediate impact when he arrives in two years.After receiving commitments from other local products 6’8 PF Trevon Wilcher from Lee Academy and Springfield, Massachusetts, 6’8 F Matt Hill from the Tilton School and Middletown, Connecticut, and 6’6 guard/forward Matt Glass from Northfield Mount Hermon and Burlington, Vermont earlier this year, this commitment is even more proof that the UMass staff is determined to keep the best players in New England at home from now on.