With Kearney In, Where Does Gibson Stand?

Southeastern Senior Opens Campaign Strong

"I've been up to Michigan State plenty of times during the football season and a few basketball games already. State is high on my list but I am also very interested in a lot of the other schools recruiting me.--Detroit Southeastern senior forward Percy Gibson

Tuesday night Detroit Southeastern opened their season with a 66-38 thumping over Detroit Mumford. Percy Gibson scored a career high 27 points to go with 10 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Gibson made 12 of 13 shots on the day.

"Everything just came easy, our whole team was focused, and you could tell everyone wanted the win. I had a good game and Brandan and the rest of my teammates did a great job of getting me the ball," said the 6-8 junior.

Gibson's god-brother, Brandan Kearney, already a Michigan State commit, also had a productive game and filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assist, and 4 steals.

The guard-forward combo fed off of each other from the opening tip and the production should be a sign of good things to come down the road.

"When we're out on the court we know exactly what the other one is about to do or what we want to do, so we just feed off of each other's energy and anticipate one another," Gibson said.

Gibson and Kearney have played with each other their whole life but this is the first time they are being asked to carry the load on the varsity level.

"It's a much bigger role now compared to our first two years on varsity. It feels good to be depended on more. Were not just being asked to produce in games, but to also be the leaders of the team, when teammates have questions they don't hesitate to ask me," stated Gibson.

The recruiting process is going just fine for Gibson and he is already running out of fingers to count his offers but he feels he still has something to prove to college coaches.

"I want coaches to know that my height isn't going to be a major factor because I can still bang with the bigger players. I want coaches to see how well I've developed my right hand and how much more explosive I'm becoming," he said.

Like most high schoolers Gibson is putting his recruitment on the back burner and all of his focus on the current season but he is still talking to coaches and trying to set up unofficial visits when time permits.

"I've been up to Michigan State plenty of times during the football season and a few basketball games already. State is high on my list but I am also very interested in a lot of the other schools recruiting me. I want to take my time and find the right fit for me," said Gibson.

The Southeastern junior star will continue to make the trip to East Lansing, especially since Michigan State is the closest program recruiting him. He is unsure of when he will schedule other unofficial visits but they will be in the near future.

"I'm not sure exactly when but I plan to visit Kentucky again, as well as Minnesota and Dayton . I also plan to fly out and visit USC and Florida International," he said.

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