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Posted On: 08/24/18 5:34 PM
After a successful spring and summer with the Mountain Stars, Corner Canyon 6-foot-5 wing Gabe Toombs is ready to have a monster senior season.
Bigger and more skilled than a season ago, when he led the Chargers in scoring as a junior, Toombs is on a mission this season to not only nab some late scholarship offers, but to get his team back into the state title game.
“I’ve been really working on putting on weight and muscle, skill-wise I’ve been working on getting out and pushing it up the floor and scoring on the fast-break,” said Toombs “Basically, just scoring in different ways besides just from 3s.”
With Mountain Stars 17U, Toombs was able to flex his muscles as a forward, and truly showcase how versatile of a player he can be.
“With Mountain Stars we had a lot of guards, so my role was switched up and I was more of a small forward/power forward, but it was alright because I’m bigger. I was just working on finding different ways to score and I was probably one of the top rebounders on the team,” he said.
“And a lot of times I would guard the other team’s best players and I enjoyed that. I feel like I played well.”
Now, with his senior season at Corner Canyon on the horizon, he’s hoping to pick up where he left off last season when he was the leading scorer and rebounder on a state runner-up squad.
“Now, since I’m a senior I have to take over this year. And we’re looking at winning the state championship this year instead of just making it there,” said Toombs.
And he still has this fall and winter to try and nab some scholarship offers, too. Toombs attended the Weber State and Utah Valley elite camps. He’ll be going on an official visit in September to Purdue University Northwest (IN), and he’s been talking with Cal State Chico and Cal Riverside coaches.
He also mentioned Seattle U, Utah State and Princeton as schools that have been involved with his recruitment.
“Obviously, I want to get an offer, and I don’t feel like that’s too far away,” said Toombs. “And I want to average 22 to 25 points a game this season and get myself out there little more. And I want to show that I’m a guy that’s a good teammate and rebounds and assists too.”