Posted On: 08/29/18 7:57 PM

Reece Gibb experienced the highs and lows of AAU ball this spring and summer. But through it all, the solid 6-foot-3 guard from Mark Morris High School in Longview enjoyed playing with his Roots teammates and ended up showing more of his game than he realized to college coaches. Gibb has been in discussions with several schools and one stands out, but he’s keeping things open as he enters his senior season.

“As a team we struggled at times but it really helped me for sure as one of the main guys on the team,” Gibb said. “Being able to handle the ball and scoring in general – before AAU I thought I was a pretty good shooter and I shot the ball well, but I was able to score in some other ways as well.”

Through the month of July, Gibb plugged away in front of college coaches and he’s been talking to a number of them, mostly Division III and NAIA schools in the Pacific Northwest such as Linfield, Lewis & Clark, Lewis-Clark State, and some NWAC programs. So far, one program does stand out. “My brother (Grant) plays at Linfield so I’d like to play with him,” Gibb said. “I’ve talked to the coach and they’re definitely a school I’d like to go to, but I’m keeping my options open right now. I just want to play at the next level.”

Gibb described what he’s looking for in a college program. “Definitely good schooling – I have a lot of interest in business,” Gibb said. “And I want good coaching overall.”

Gibb plans on playing out his senior season before making any decisions and he’s ready to perform well for Mark Morris. “I feel like this off-season has been one of the most beneficial that I’ve had,” Gibb said. “Mark Morris is a good program and some goals I have set for myself are to be more assertive and to be a leader. I want to score the ball and just be better overall.”