Posted On: 02/6/18 5:00 AM
Currently touted as one of the top shooters in country after a strong showing on the UAA over the summer, Gibson Jimerson has worked hard to expand his offensive arsenal. The class of 2019 wing, who has been a standout for St. Christopher’s this season, is beginning to see an uptick in his recruitment as a result.
“I can score in a variety of ways, mainly shooting which includes catch and shoot, one dribble pull ups and getting mid range,” Jimerson explained. “I’m also good out of triple threat and don’t need a lot of dribbles to get to my spots. I use my body well on defense and use angles well.”
One thing that could be considered underrated about Jimerson’s game is his defense, and consistently high motor.
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“I’d say most people don’t know how well I rebound both defensively and offensively. I get a lot of easy points off of just being in the right spots when shots go up and same goes with defensive rebounding.”
Jimerson believes the most improved aspect of his game is his ability to score from the middle areas of the floor. For a while he was known was a three point catch and shooter, but now he can use the shot fake or one or two dibble moves to my spots and score.
“During AAU I learned to how to be effective guarding faster players by using my size,” he stated. “I need to keep working on the defensive end, not being lazy in transition defense and sliding my feet on defense to not pick up fouls.”
Jimerson is a tremendous student. He says his GPA last semester was a 4.03.
“I’m doing very well in school and getting all of my work done,” Jimerson said. “I have 6 offers from Kansas State, Cincinnati, High Point, and American. I’m talking to Colorado, NC State, Stanford, VCU, Richmond, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Nebraska, and others.”
What can Jimerson bring to a college program?
“I think I can bring outside shooting, toughness, competitiveness, experience and IQ to a college program right away.”