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Zack Gibson 32
Zack Gibson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Grand Blanc, Mich.

High School:
Grand Blanc

Last College:
Rutgers

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 220

Position:
F

Birthdate:
09/07/1987


At Michigan ... (2009-10) ... Helped Michigan to a 15-17 record ... Earned No. 8 seed at Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... (2008-09) ... Helped Michigan to a 21-14 record, which tied a school record for the largest single-season turnaround in program history ... Helped U-M earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years ... Earned No. 10 seed at NCAA Tournament, advancing to second round after 62-59 victory over No. 7 seed Clemson ... Eliminated by No. 2 seed Oklahoma, 73-63, in second round ... Earned No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Helped U-M to two top-five wins after defeating No. 4 UCLA (Nov. 20, 55-52) and No. 4 Duke (Dec. 6, 81-73) ... Helped U-M to 4-5 record against national top 25 opponents ... Helped U-M set team records for single season free throw percentage (75.7%), three-point field goals (305) and three-point field goal attempts (912) ... Helped U-M tie the NCAA record for most players with a three-point field goal in a game -- nine against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13) ... (2007-08) ... Helped Michigan to a 10-22 record - winning five of its last 10 games of the season ... Earned No. 9 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... (2006-07) ... Transferred to Michigan from Rutgers, sitting out the season due to NCAA transfer rules ... Practice player ... (2005-06) ... Helped Rutgers to a 19-14 record ... Earned No. 10 seed at Big East Tournament, advancing to second round ... Lost in second round of NIT.

Fifth-Year Senior (2009-10) ...
U-M's Sixth Man Award ... Played in all 32 games, making one start ... Averaged 3.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game ... Scored 126 points ... Scored in double-figures twice ...Tied a career-high with 11 points against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14) ... Grabbed 68 rebounds, 29 offensive and 39 defensive ... Had a career-best-tying six rebounds against Houston Baptist (Nov. 20) ... Recorded eight assists ... Had a season-high two assists against Connecticut (Jan. 17) ... Shot 57.9 percent (44-for-76) from the field ... Shot 27.8 percent (5-for-18) from the three-point line ... Shot 78.6 percent (33-for-42) from the free-throw line ... Had 17 blocked shots ... Recorded a career-best-tying three blocks at Iowa (Feb. 16) ... Had 15 steals ... Registered a career-best four steals against Illinois (Feb. 23) ... Played 319 minutes ... Averaged 10.0 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 18 games ... Played a season-high 20 minutes twice -- at Utah (Dec. 9) and against Illinois (Feb. 23).

Senior/Junior (2008-09) ... Played in all 35 games with nine starts ... Averaged 3.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game ... Posted two double-figure scoring games ... Tied a career-high 11 points in season-opener against Michigan Tech (Nov. 11) ... Posted only other double-figure scoring game with 10 points against Illinois (Jan. 4), helping U-M to the upset win off the bench ... Had a career-best-tying six rebounds in upset win against Duke (Dec. 6) ... Had seven games with four-plus rebounds ... Drained seven three-point field goals ... Collected 16 assists (0.5) ... Had a career-best three assists vs. Oakland (Dec. 20) ... Shot 48.4 percent (59-for-122) from the field, 23.3 percent (7-for-30) on three-point field goals and 50.0 percent (12-for-24) on free throws ... Second on U-M with 26 blocks (0.7) ... Had a career-best-tying three blocks vs. Oakland ... Collected 14 steals (0.4) ... Had a season-best two steals, three times ... Played 12.1 minutes per games ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 23 games ... Had three games with 20-plus minutes ... Tied a career-best with 24 minutes, two times -- against Michigan Tech and Duke.

Junior/Sophomore (2007-08) ... U-M's 2008 Sixth Man Award, inaugural recipient ... Played in all 32 games with eight starts ... Started first collegiate game against Radford (Nov. 9) ... Averaged 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game in first season at U-M ... Posted three double-figure scoring games ... Scored a career-high 11 points, two times - vs. Western Kentucky (Nov. 24) at the Great Alaska Shootout and at Duke (Dec. 8) ... Had third double-figure scoring game with 10 points against Radford (Nov. 9), in U-M debut ... Had a career-best six rebounds, two times - against Boston College (Nov. 28) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and against Oakland (Dec. 12) ... Led U-M in rebounding in three games ... Drained 12 three-point field goals ... Led U-M in field goal percentage shooting 48.2 percent (68-for-141) ... Shot 26.7 percent (12-for-45) on three-point field goals and 72.2 percent (26-for-36) on free throws ... Had season-best one assist 11 times ... Had a career-best three blocks against Oakland ... Led U-M in blocks in five games ... Had a career-best three steals against Wisconsin (Jan. 2) ... Played 13.9 minutes per game ... Played 10-or-more minutes in 26-of-32 games ... Played career-high 24 minutes against Brown (Nov. 11).

Sophomore (2006-07) ...
Joined the Michigan Basketball program after transferring from Rutgers University ... Due to NCAA transfer rules, sat out of competition, but was able to practice with the team ... Member of the opponent scout team during practices.

Freshman (2005-06) ... Played at Rutgers University ... Played in 10 games coming off the bench ... Helped Scarlet Knights to 19-14 overall record ... Earned the No. 10 seed at the Big East Tournament ... Helped Rutgers to the second round of the Postseason NIT ... Decided to transfer after the season ... Averaged 1.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game ... Recorded two blocks and one steal ... Made collegiate debut against Austin Peay (Nov. 20) in season opener, recorded one rebound in four minutes of action ... Had five points, four rebounds and went 3-for-4 from the free throw line against St. Thomas Aquinas (Dec. 12) ... Played in 4.5 minutes per game ... Played season-high nine minutes, two times -- Maryland Eastern Shores (Dec. 7) and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Prep ... Grand Blanc High School (2005) ... Gatorade Michigan Boys Basketball Player of the Year (2005) ... Associated Press Class A All-State first team (2005) ... Detroit News Class A All-State first team (2005) ... Detroit Free Press Class A All-State first team (2005) ... All-Big Nine Conference first-team (2005) ... Coached by Mike Shanafelt at Grand Blanc ... Two-year starter ... As a senior (2004-05), averaged 16.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.6 assists ... Sixth in voting for Michigan's Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award (232 points) ... Recorded eight double-doubles on the season ... Led Grand Blanc to 23-2 record and Big Nine championship ... Led Grand Blanc to Class A District title ... Led Grand Blanc to Class A regional championship game, lost to Clarkston, in 50-47 ... Led Grand Blanc to first regional championship game since 1953 ... Defeated Clinton Township Chippewa Valley in regional semifinal, 82-53 ... First win for Grand Blanc in a regional game since 1959 ... As a junior (2003-04), averaged 14.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per game ... Led Grand Blanc to 19-4 record ... Ranked the No. 1 center in the state of Michigan by PrepSpotlight.com ... Termed "the biggest sleeper in the state of Michigan" by PrepSpotlight.com.

Personal ... Given name is Zachary James Gibson ... Born on Sept. 7, 1987 in Flint, Mich. ... Son of Lora and Rick Gibson ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Psychology major ... Right-handed ... Engaged to Kim Peters, former team basketball manager, summer 2010.


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