Former Grand Blanc big man Zack Gibson talks hoops with It’s Just Sports

Posted: November 16, 2009 by Jared Field in Big Nine, College

Zack Gibson is trying to finish his college career strong.

Former Grand Blanc big man and currently senior center at the University of Michigan, Zack Gibson, with a little shop talk from an interview with Mlive’s It’s Just Sports blog.

Gibson is a boring interview, but if he can turn in a consistent season in the post for the Wolverines, they could make a nice little run into the NCAA tournament.

Michigan’s biggest player, sophomore Ben Cronin, isn’t quite ready yet, and so they’ll need Gibson to be their main man in the middle. They can’t expect double-digit rebounding efforts out of Manny Harris every night.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Manny (Harris) and Deshawn (Sims) obviously get a lot of the attention when Michigan is talked about nationally, but there are some other players on the team who can score. Do you think maybe the team gets overlooked a bit?A lot of our guys can score and when they try and double Manny or (Deshawn), they’re going to find guys who are going to hit open shots.

Growing up in the Flint area, which takes pride in the basketball talent it produces, how’d that impact you as a player or were there any guys you grew up watching locally?

You know, you got all the Flintstones and everyone knows them. I just think it’s a good area for basketball, and I grew up with a lot of competition. That’s the only way to get better, playing good competition.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops


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