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Prospect Profile

Xavier Gibson

  • Full Name: Xavier Gibson
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 265
  • Birthdate: November 3, 1988
  • College: Florida State

Strengths:
* Versatile offensive player
* Strong
* Quick for a post player
* 7-foot-2 wingspan
* Good shot blocker

Weaknesses:
* Has sometimes relied on perimeter game too much
* Consistency of effort

NBA projection:
Gibson has been projected as a second-round- to undrafted player. He put in a solid three days work at the Portsmouth Invitational, finishing 27th in the tournament in scoring (11.0 ppg), 14th in rebounding (6.7 rpg), 10th in field-goal percentage (.516), and ninth in offensive rebounding (3.0 orpg). He’s got NBA size and was taught how to guard in a college program that prided itself on defense.

2011-12 Season:
Gibson finished second on his team in blocked shots and rebounding, helping lead the Seminoles to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Key statistics:
6.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.4 apg, 2.0 tpg 0.5 spg, 1.3 bpg, 18.5 mpg, .477 FG, .263 3PT, .676 FT

Cool statistic:
Gibson’s highest scoring game of the season, 16 points, came against Duke.

Reminds me of:
Marreese Speights

What Insiders Say:
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton
"He has a wealth of talent. He’s strong, quick and versatile enough to play inside or outside. He had some great moments. If he comes to play the way we expect him to, he’s extremely talented."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

 

 

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