Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pitt's Ashton Gibbs Enters NBA Draft

It is being reported that Pitt's Ashton Gibbs has declared for the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, giving him the opportunity to return to school.

While this is not an irreversible decision, I have no idea why Gibbs or anyone else thinks this is a good idea. Gibbs is a smallish point guard who is a very good shooter, but is unable to consistently create his own shot at the college level, something very evident in the second half of Pitt's NCAA loss to Butler. He isn't big enough to play the 2 in the NBA and he isn't quick enough or strong enough to be an effective point guard at the next level. If Gibbs improves over the next year he has an outside chance at the NBA. If he stays in this year's draft I'm guessing he won't even be picked.

1 comment:

BobbyK said...

I agree. I am very surprised to hear that he is leaving the college ranks.