Some players say that it’s difficult to get recruited when you don’t play in a large market, but that hasn’t stopped Culpeper County guard Luther Gibbs from getting his name out there. Gibbs was an All State selection as a junior, and he plans on building on his big summer with SQBA and repeating that as a senior.
“I want to be all state again this year, but my goal is to be a top five selection,” Gibbs said. “I also want to reach my 1000 point mark and I want to lead my team to the state championship.”
Those are ambitious goals, but anyone who has seen the moxy that Gibbs plays with knows that those are easily attainable for him. A smart and savvy 6’0 point guard, he’s the type of player that dominates on both ends of the floor without having to be overly selfish. He knows his role, and his ability to make winning plays without doing too much has college coaches intrigued to say the least.
“Coaches say that they like my consistency and that I play within myself and stay true to my game,” Gibbs said. “They have also said that they like that I can shoot and seem to have a high basketball IQ.”
The schools that have shown the most interest, according to Gibbs, include the likes of JMU, the Citadel, George Mason and Davis and Elkins. Mason has come on strong since the AAU season began, and invited Gibbs to participate in their elite camp this past weekend.
Despite playing in a small school that’s off the grid, his consistency has made him a candidate for a variety of schools. Expect to hear more from Gibbs and Culpeper County as he looks to take them to the promise land his senior season.