Gibbs Picks Up Second Team All-GLIAC South Accolades

Gibbs Picks Up Second Team All-GLIAC South Accolades

BAY CITY, Mich. – After finishing second in the conference in double-doubles and rebounding, junior forward Aaron Gibbs (Oberlin, Ohio) received recognition on the All-GLIAC South Division Second Team, announced Friday by the league office.

Gibbs finished second on the team with 12.8 points per game while averaging a team-best 7.3 boards per contest. He was one of just three players in the GLIAC to post a double-figure scoring average while grabbing at least seven rebounds per game.

"Aaron was a consistent presence in the post for us and did it battling against guys who were five or six inches taller," Artie Taylor, head coach, said. "We leaned heavily on him throughout the season and he was able to deliver for us."

The 6-3 forward shot 54.9 percent from the field, which was the eighth-best mark in the conference, and he also ranked ninth with 1.1 blocked shots per game.

Gibbs tallied six double-doubles on the season, including a 20-point, 10-rebound effort against Urbana on Feb. 16 and a 17-point, 12-rebound showing in the season finale at Tiffin on Feb. 26. He scored in double figures in 22 of the 26 games this season and recorded the best individual field goal percentage by a GLIAC player with his 9-for-10 performance against Hillsdale on Feb. 10, finishing with a season-high 20 points. Gibbs also had a career-high seven assists against Tiffin on Feb. 19 and swatted a season-high four shots against both nationally ranked Wayne State and Findlay.

Ferris State's Justin Keenan was selected as the Player of the Year with Bill Sall earning Coach of the Year honors. Tiffin's Joe Graessle was named Freshman of the Year. Click here for the full release.

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