Living Up To The Potential: Patrick Young, Florida
As a sophomore, Gibbs took home the Big East's most improved player award. As a junior, he was named to the all-conference team and as a senior, Gibbs has become the favorite to earn the preseason player of the year honors in the conference. But he still has room for improvement and needs to be a better player as three of last season's starters graduated.
Playing alongside a play-maker like Brad Wanamaker, an athlete like Gilbert Brown and potent offensive-rebounder Gary McGhee, Gibbs worked as a classic spot-up wing. Taking what opportunities the defense gave him in catch-and-shoot situations to capitalize with a 49 percent 3-point mark. That's not the problem clearly. It's that Gibbs needs to develop into more of a combo-guard, one who can get others involved offensively, get into the lane more often and either getting to the foul line more often (where he shot 89 percent as a junior) or kicking the ball out to teammates. He spent part of his offseason at the Deron Williams Skills Academy, which should aid in his future development for a top ten program.
By President Corey Ruff - 11 - 13- 11