Ashton Gibbs Biography
Source:University of Pittsburgh athletic website
June 15, 2012
Born Ashton Gibbs on January 19, 1990...Son of Temple and Jacqueline Gibbs...Has two younger brothers: Sterling and T.J....Father Temple Gibbs played football at Temple and roomed with future NFL All Pro cornerback Kevin Ross...Visited Pitt on an unofficial visit prior to his junior year and committed to the Panthers on June 15, 2007...Earned the nickname "Microwave" after he continually came off the bench to hit 3-pointers...Gibbs is a two-time All-Big East selection, two-time All-Region selection, three-time Big East Academic pick and is a candidate for Academic All-America honors...He also earned the 2009-10 Big East Most Improved Player award following a breakout sophomore season...Gibbs returns as Pitt's starting point guard, top shooter and go-to scorer...As one of the nation's most underrated offensive players, he has led Pitt in scoring in each of the last two seasons, scored over 20 points 23 times in his career and reached double figures in 54 of his last 65 games played...In addition, he converted several memorable clutch shots including a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Providence and a game-tying 3-pointer during a dramatic comeback against West Virginia.
A heady combination guard, proven winner and competitor, Gibbs has showed versatility in contributing at both the point and off guard positions.Cool under pressure and a steady all-around player, he has the ability to change the game with his shooting skills.
Became the 38th player in school history to score over 1,000 career points...Converted at least three or more 3-pointers in 43 career games...Hit at least one 3-pointer in 80 of 100 career games and in each of his last 32 consecutive games played...Enters his senior season ranked among Pitt career leaders in scoring (23rd, 1207 points), 3-point field goals made (4th, 216), 3-point field goal percentage (2nd, .441) and free throw percentage (2nd, .879).