- Draft Class: 2006
- College: Texas
- High School: Jones High School (Houston, TX)
- Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1986 (Houston, TX)
Selected in the second round (42nd overall pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers.
Played in 35 games (seven starts)…averaged 7.5 points on .351 shooting, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26.2 minutes per game…in seven games as a starter, averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 34.2 minutes per game…scored a season-high 19 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting, including 5-7 (.714) from three-point range in 27 minutes off the bench against New Jersey on Jan. 1…scored 18 points on 6-11 (.545) shooting and added two rebounds in 26 minutes at Milwaukee on Mar. 14…pulled down a season high and career-high tying eight rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Atlanta on Mar. 18…recorded back-to-back 17 point games on Feb. 8 versus the L.A. Clippers (on .545 shooting in 36 minutes) and Feb. 10 against Milwaukee (on .583 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a season-high eight assists in a season-high 42 minutes)…made three or more three-pointers six times…scored 10 or more points eight times…led the team in assists two times, steals five times and blocks five times…missed game on Jan. 20, due to personal reasons…missed game on Jan 29 due to sore neck…missed games from Jan. 31-Feb 7 due to soft tissue infection in neck…missed games from Feb. 17 – Feb. 19 and March 21-25 due to left ankle sprain…missed games from Mar. 27-April 26 due to a torn tendon-left foot/ankle…was DND four times and NWT 12 times on the season…was on the Inactive List 16 times for the year.
Full name: Daniel Hiram Gibson…son of Byron and Cheryl Gibson…proud father of Daniel Hiram Gibson, Jr…his father played basketball at the University of Houston…majored in corporate communications at Texas…a McDonald’s All-American recruit and a Second-Team Parade All-American…finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Houston high school basketball...averaged 25.5 points per game as a senior, leading his team to its first state title since 1965…graduated sixth out of 212 students in his high school senior class…member of the National Honor Society in high school.