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Jeff Gibbs
Jeff Gibbs
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PositionPower forward
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1980-08-04) August 4, 1980 (age 40)
Columbus, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight111 kg (245 lb)
Career information
High schoolColumbus East (Columbus, Ohio)
CollegeOtterbein (1999-2002)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2004-present
Career history
2004-2005TSG Humana Ehingen
2005-2009ratiopharm Ulm
2009-2010Eisbären Bremerhaven
2010-2016Toyota Alvark
2016-presentLink Tochigi Brex
Career highlights and awards

Jeffrey Gibbs (born August 4, 1980) is an American professional basketball player.[2] Gibbs played college basketball for Otterbein University and is a professional player since 2004.

College career

Gibbs played basketball and football at Otterbein University and won All-America honors in both sports.[3] He left Otterbein as the leading rebounder (1496) and fifth all-time leading scorer (1924). As a senior, Gibbs averaged 23.5 points, 16.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 2.3 steals a contest[4] en route to capturing the 2002 NCAA Division III championship,[5] while earning NABC NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors[6] and making the D3hoops.com All-America First Team.[7] He was later named to the D3hoops.com All-Decade Second Team.[8] Gibbs was inducted into the Otterbein University Hall of Fame in 2008.[9]

Professional career

After a short stint in the CBA and after playing in Pro-Am Leagues, Summer Leagues and on a touring team,[10] Gibbs signed his first overseas contract in January 2004, when he joined German second-division side TSG Ehingen.[11] In his second year in Germany, Gibbs took home Eurobasket.com All-2. Bundesliga Second Team distinction and headed to ratiopharm Ulm for the 2005-06 campaign. Averaging a double-double (16.3 ppg, 12.0rpg) on the season, he helped the Ulm team win the championship in the 2. Bundesliga South division and promotion to the country's top-flight Basketball Bundesliga. For his efforts, Gibbs received 2006 Eurobasket.com All-German 2. Bundesliga Forward of the Year honors.[12]

Gibbs led Germany's top division in rebounding four straight seasons (2006-2010), garnering Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga First Team honors in 2007[13] and 2009[14] and attending the German All Star Game twice. Due to his rebounding prowess at only 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), he was given the nickname "Mr. Incredible" in Germany.[15] He had spent the 2009-10 season with Eisbären Bremerhaven and signed with Toyota Alvark of Japan prior to the 2010-11 campaign.[16] In his six-year stint with the club, Gibbs helped Alvark win the 2012 JBL Superleague Championship and the 2012 Emperor's Cup. He was recognized with Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague First Team honors in 2013 and participated in the JBL All Star Game the same year.[17] In 2016, he received Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese NBL Defensive Player of the Year and All-NBL First Team honors.[18]

Gibbs inked a deal with Link Tochigi Brex of Japan's B.League[19] in 2016.

Career statistics

+ Denotes seasons in which Gibbs won an championship
* Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 Toyota 52 47 25.6 .575 .433 .766 10.4 1.9 1.9 1.2 17.7
2014-15 Toyota 50 17 22.9 .571 .284 .815 8.9 2.2 2.2* 0.6 16.3
2015-16 Toyota 54 48 26.3 .523 .393 .799 9.2 2.9 2.0* 0.7 14.9
2016-17+ Tochigi 55 2 20.5 .513 .180 .820 8.0 1.9 1.6 0.5 12.3
2017-18 Tochigi 35 29 21.9 .492 .294 .822 7.0 1.7 1.3 0.8 11.7

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1345020/
  2. ^ "Tritt Büchert in Gibbs' Fußstapfen?" [Is Büchert in Gibbs' footsteps?]. kicker (in German). November 8, 2010. Archived from the original on December 8, 2010. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "D3hoops.com: Jeff Gibbs on track for another first-team pick". archive.d3hoops.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Otterbein University Athletics - Hall of Fame". www.otterbeincardinals.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "NABC Player of the Year Awards". NABC. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "2002 Men's All-America Team". D3hoops. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "All-Decade Team". D3hoops. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Otterbein University Athletics - Hall of Fame". www.otterbeincardinals.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Jeffrey Gibbs Basketball Player Profile, Link Tochigi Brex, Otterbein, News, B League stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ GmbH, Südwest Presse Online-Dienste (2013-02-28). "Auch in Japan herausragend". swp.de (in German). Retrieved .
  12. ^ "PROA_2005-2006 Basketball League GERMANY - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "BBL_2006-2007 Basketball League GERMANY - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "BBL_2008-2009 Basketball League GERMANY - eurobasket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "ratiopharm ulm - Jeff und die brandheißen Eisbären". www.basketball-ulm.com (in German). Retrieved .
  16. ^ Nagatsuka, Kaz (2013-12-10). "Toyota Motors' Gibbs proves desire, athleticism can compensate for smaller stature". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Japanese Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - asia-basket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Japanese Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - asia-basket.com". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "The Club Scene: Ratiopharm Ulm". Archived from the original on February 14, 2013. Retrieved 2014.

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