It is never too early to make scholarship offers to basketball players anymore. In that train of thought, the Oklahoma Sooners have made an offer to Seton Hall Prep high school junior guard Temple Gibbs from West Orange, NJ.
Gibbs, already at 6’3″ and 180 pounds, has already been offered a scholarship by Seton Hall.
In his sophomore year, Gibbs played in 23 games and averaged 18.6 points, four assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game. In his freshman year, he played in 28 varsity games and scored 14.4 points per. Gibbs poured in a career high 35 points in the final game of his sophomore season against Pope John XXIII in the New Jersey State tournament.
Gibbs is already ranked as the number 39 prep prospect for the class of 2016 by ESPN, and is rated as the second best prep player in the state of New Jersey for that year as well. He trails only PG Isaiah Briscoe from Roselle Catholic high in Roselle, NJ.
Gibbs is not the first point guard offered by Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger for the 2016 recruiting class. Back on May 30, the Sooners made an offer to PG Bryce Aiken from Randolph, New Jersey.
Lon Kruger has led Oklahoma to a 58-38 record over his three years in Norman, with two NCAA tournament berths. The Sooners have yet to advance past the second (formerly first) round, however.
Gibbs may be moved to SG at the collegiate level due to his ability to shoot the ball. That will likely depend on if he grows taller than his current 6’3″ stature.