Michael Gbinije: 2016 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
Position: SG/SF
College: Syracuse
Age: 23

2015-2016 Season Stats

PPG: 17.5
RPG: 4.1
APG: 4.3
BLK: 0.4
STL: 1.9

Player Bio
Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics

CAREER NOTES (SENIOR SEASON)
Gbinije has scored in double figures in all 34 games, topping 20 points 12 times ... He ranks fifth among Division I players in average minutes played (37:54) ... Gbinije posted 16 points in the season opener against LEHIGH ... He was 8-for-14 from the field for 23 points against ST.BONAVENTURE ... Gbinije posted a career-high of six three-pointers and contributed 26 points in the Battle 4 Atlantis contest against CHARLOTTE ... He scored 17 points, had seven assists and six steals in the semifinal win over CONNECTICUT ... He was 4-for-6 from three-point range and totaled 20 points in the Battle 4 Atlantis Championship win against TEXAS A&M ... He racked up 23 points and five assists in a loss at GEORGETOWN ... Gbinije tallied 17 points and six assists against COLGATE ... In an away contest against ST.JOHN'S, he scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds ... He compiled 17 points and five rebounds against MONTANA STATE ... Gbinije had 15 points and seven rebounds when the Orange defeated TEXAS SOUTHERN ... He tallied 14 points in a loss at PITTSBURGH ... He contributed 22 points against CLEMSON at home ... Gbinije recorded 14 points and four steals versus BOSTON COLLEGE in the Dome ... He grabbed a season-high eight rebounds while scoring 15 points in a victory at WAKE FOREST ... Gbinije had a career-high nine assists when the Orange defeated DUKE ... He recorded 24 points at VIRGINIA ... He was 7-for-8 from the field and 4-for-5 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points in a home contest against FLORIDA STATE ... Gbinije tallied 17 points in a win against VIRGINIA TECH ... Gbinije contributed a career- high 34 points and had six assists in a Senior-Day win against NC STATE ... He also became the 61st player in SU history to pass 1,000 career points in the game with the WOLFPACK ... In a defeat at NORTH CAROLINA he had 17points and 7 assists ... When the Orange lost to Pittsburgh in the ACC Tournament, Gbinije led the team with 24 points ... He had 23 points in an NCAA Tournament victory against MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE.

2014-15 (JUNIOR)
Gbinije played in 30 contests and started the final 24 for the Orange ... His numbers improved in ACC play -- Gbinije averaged 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds overall and 14.8 points and 5.6 boards in conference contests ... He scored in double digits 21 times, the third-best total on the team ... Gbinije had three-or-more steals in an outing eight times ... In the 2K Classic against CALIFORNIA, Gbinije tallied 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals ... Gbinije had 10 points and five rebounds at MICHIGAN in the ACC/BIG 10 Challenge ... He made his first collegiate start against ST. JOHN'S and recorded 13 points, five rebounds and five assists ... Gbinije accumulated 18 points, eight rebounds, and five assists at VILLANOVA ... He also had 11 points and five rebounds versus COLGATE ... Gbinije recorded what was then a personal best with 24 points and added eight assists when the Orange defeated LONG BEACH STATE ... He tallied 10 points, three assists and three steals in the ACC opener at VIRGINIA TECH ... Gbinije posted his first double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win at GEORGIA TECH... He scored 11 points and grabbed nine boards when the Orange defeated FLORIDA STATE ... In the overtime triumph versus WAKE FOREST, Gbinije contributed 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists ... Gbinije had 11 points at CLEMSON... He led Syracuse with 17 points and added eight rebounds in victory at BOSTON COLLEGE ... In a road tilt at NORTH CAROLINA, he scored 16 points and recorded five assists ... He tallied 18 points and passed out seven assists in the Dome victory against VIRGINIA TECH ... Gbinije posted 23 points and four steals when the Orange lost at PITTSBURGH ... Against BOSTON COLLEGE, he recorded 21 points, four assists and four steals ... Gbinije scored a career high 27 points and had four assists against DUKE ... His five 3-pointers in the game represented a career-best effort ... In the home victory over #12 LOUISVILLE, Gbinije produced 18 points, five rebounds and six assists ... In the rematch against PITTSBURGH, he scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists ... In the victory at #9/8 NOTRE DAME, Gbinije had 12 points, five rebounds and a collegiate-best six steals ... He tallied 12 points at DUKE ... Scored 10 points and passed out five assists in the final game of the season at NORTH CAROLINA STATE.

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
He was one of five SU players who saw action in all 34 games … He played 20-or-more minutes in six of the last 11 games … Gbinije recorded six points, a career-high five assists, two steals, and a blocked shot in his Syracuse debut against CORNELL ... He connected on a personal-best five free throws on his way to a career high 11 points against COLGATE ... He also pulled down a personal-best six rebounds against the RAIDERS ... He tied his career-high with five assists against BINGHAMTON … Gbinije pulled down three rebounds at ST. JOHN’S ... He tied his career high with two 3-pointers at VIRGINIA TECH, and scored eight points ... Gbinije equaled his career high with three defensive rebounds at PITTSBURGH ... Gbinije recorded a career-high three steals against GEORGIA TECH ... He played a career-high 30 minutes at VIRGINIA ... Gbinije went 4-for-5 from the field for eight points against DAYTON … Gbinije was named to the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll following the Spring semester.

2011-12 (FRESHMAN: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
He made his intercollegiate debut against BELMONT … Gbinije’s first basket was a 3-pointer against PRESBYTERIAN … He had a season-high eight points versus UNC-GREENSBORO … He logged 16 minutes in outings against OHIO STATE and WESTERN MICHIGAN … Gbinije had six points versus WESTERN MICHIGAN and five against TEMPLE … He played in eight regular-season ACC games.

HIGH SCHOOL
He was ranked 28th in the 2011 class by ESPNU 100 … He was rated 26th overall by Scout.com … Gbinije was ranked 35th overall and ninth among small forwards by Rivals.com … He played AAU basketball for Team Takeover … Gbinije attended Evangel Christian as a freshman … The squad won the 2008 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III state championship … He scored 26 points in the title game and earned finals mvp honors … He was also named the VISAA Player of the Year, and first team all-state … His sophomore season was spent at Christchurch School (Va.) … He averaged 25.0 points per game and had 39 points in one outing … Gbinije participated in the Reebok Headliner and All-American camps that summer … He enrolled at Benedictine as a junior … The squad won the 2009 Richmond Times-Dispatch Annual Christmas Invitational Tournament … Gbinije was named tournament mvp and set the event’s single-game scoring record with 39 points … Gbinije was named most outstanding player at the 2010 Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament … He had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks in a 72-56 defeat of St. Francis (Md.) … The next night he had 19 points but his squad lost to Dematha, 66-54 … The Cadets finished the season with a 26-10 record … He averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game … Gbinije scored 29 points to help Benedictine win the Slamfest Mythical City Championship with a 79-76 victory against John Marshall … He was named the event MVP … He participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp, the Nike Academy Skills Camp and the LeBron James Camp in the summers following his sophomore and junior seasons … Gbinije was part of the USA-East squad that was 2-1 at the 2010 Nike Global Challenge … He averaged 16.3 points for the club that also included Rakeem Christmas … As a senior, he helped Benedictine High School to a 26-5 record and the VISAA Division I State Championship … He was a first-team all-state selection, the MVP of the VISAA Division I State Finals and the VISAA State Player of the Year … He averaged 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists … The squad opened the season by winning the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament with victories against St. Mary’s Ryken and Goretti … Gbinije was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after scoring 18 points in the championship game … He had 26 points when Benedictine defeated Christchurch School, 81-75 … Gbinije had 27 points in a 78-50 victory against Cathedral … The next night he tallied 26 and his club beat Calvert Hall, 67-61 … He was named most outstanding player of the Benedictine Capital City Classic after his team defeated Miller, 85-65 … Gbinije had 18 points and eight rebounds and Benedictine defeated Cape Henry Collegiate, 70-45 … He contributed 21 points in a 60-46 victory at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes … Benedictine placed second in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament and Gbinije earned second-team all-tournament … He had 20 points to help his club to a 63-57 victory against Bishop McNamara in the first round … Benedictine lost to DeMatha in the final, 53-43 … He participated in the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic All-American game with the East squad … He contributed 10 points in a 113-109 victory … Future Syracuse teammates Michael Carter-Williams and Christmas also played in the contest.

PERSONAL
Michael Patrick Gbinije was born June 1992 in Hartford, Conn. … He is the son of Frank and Yvette Gbinije … His father was an All-American soccer player at Temple … Gbinije is enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and majoring in communication and rhetorical studies .

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