Daniel Gibson (2005-06)
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Two-year starter saw action at both the point and shooting guard positions ... started all 68 games in his two-year career ... declared for the 2006 NBA Draft following his sophomore year ... ranked sixth on the UT charts in career three-point field goal percentage (.387) and tied for sixth in three-point field goals made (175) ... concluded his career just 65 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point plateau (935) ... one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award (top point guard) as a sophomore ... earned first-team NABC All-District 9 and All-Big 12 Third Team accolades in his sophomore season ... set a school single-season mark for most three-point field goals made (101) as a sophomore ... National Freshman of the Year (Dick Vitale) and consensus Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2004-05... first freshman in school history to lead the team in scoring (14.2 ppg) ... claimed the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in each of his two seasons.
As a Sophomore in 2005-06
One of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford, an honor given annually to the nation's top point guard ... first-team NABC All-District 9 selection ... All-Big 12 Third Team selection (coaches and media) ... Big 12 All-Defensive Team selection (media) ... tabbed National Player of the Week by Dick Vitale (ESPN.com) and Co-Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 23) ... named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... started all 37 games during the season ... began the year at the point before switching to the two-guard spot after the Tennessee game (Dec. 17) ... led the team and set a school record for most three-pointers made in a season (101) ... also led the team in assists (3.1 apg) ... ranked third on the team in scoring (13.4 ppg), double-figure scoring games (24) and minutes played (33.2 mpg) ... led the team in scoring in seven games (third on the team) and in assists in 11 games (tied for first on the team) ... ranked second on the team in scoring in Big 12 games (14.8 ppg) ... set a school record for most three-point field goals made in a Big 12 season (50) ... posted five 20-point games ... recorded 20 points (6-of-11 threes) in 38 minutes in the win against No. 13 West Virginia in the Guardians Classic semifinal (Nov. 21) ... had 16 points (3-of-6 threes) and three assists in 38 minutes against No. 18 Iowa in the Guardians Classic final (Nov. 22) ... scored a then career-high 29 points (12-of-19 FG, 4-of-10 threes) and had six assists in 35 minutes against Texas-Arlington (Dec. 3) ... registered 15 points (3-of-5 threes), four rebounds and three assists against Rice in his hometown of Houston (Dec. 5) ... recorded 14 points and dished out a season-high seven assists against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 30) ... scored 18 points (6-of-12 FG, 4-of-7 threes) and grabbed four boards while playing all 40 minutes in the win at No. 4 Memphis (Jan. 2) ... opened league play with 14 points and five boards against Colorado (Jan. 7) ... matched up against CU's leading scorer Richard Roby (team-best 15.9 ppg while hitting 48.8% FG and 46.2% 3FG entering the game). Roby was limited to 14 points on 3-of-13 FG shooting (3-of-8 threes) and had four turnovers ... registered 19 points (4-of-8 threes) and seven rebounds while playing all 40 minutes at Iowa State (Jan. 9) ...had primary responsibility on Curtis Stinson (entered the game averaging 18.6 ppg). Stinson was held to seven points on 3-of-10 FG shooting and had five turnovers ... scored 10 points and grabbed six boards in 33 minutes in the home win over No. 3 Villanova (Jan. 14) ... had primary responsibility for Allan Ray (entered the game averaging 19.2 ppg while hitting 38.7% from three-point range). Ray was limited to 13 points on 4-of-20 FG shooting (3-of-14 threes) and had four turnovers ... recorded 16 points (4-of-8 threes), three rebounds and three assists against Texas Tech (Jan. 17) ... scored a career-high 37 points (13-of-16 FG, 9-of-12 threes) and grabbed five boards at Baylor (Jan. 21) ... his 37 points marked the most points scored by a UT player in the Rick Barnes era ... his nine three-pointers marked a tie for the second- most three-pointers made in a game in school history (Al Coleman hit 10-of-14 threes against Kansas State on Jan. 12, 1997; Travis Mays hit 9-of-17 threes at Rice on Jan. 11, 1989) ... his six three-pointers in the second half tied a school record for most three-pointers in a half (Al Coleman, second half vs. Kansas State on Jan. 12, 1997; B.J. Tyler, first half at Baylor on Jan. 19, 1994) ... the 37 points marked a tie for the ninth-most points scored by a UT player in a road game in school history and the most since B.J. Tyler recorded 38 at Baylor on Jan. 19, 1995 ... tabbed National Player of the Week by Dick Vitale and Co-Big 12 Player of the Week (Jan. 23), averaging 26.5 ppg while hitting 65% (13-of-20) from three-point range in the wins over Texas Tech and Baylor ... registered 18 points (5-of-10 threes), six boards and four assists in the win over Oklahoma State (Jan. 23) ... had primary responsibility against JamesOn Curry (13.0 ppg). Curry was held to four points on 1-of-8 FG shooting (0-of-4 threes) and had six turnovers ... scored 23 points (7-of-10 FT) while playing all 40 minutes at No. 24 Oklahoma (Jan. 28) ... recorded eight points and six assists in 38 minutes at Missouri (Feb. 1) ... matched up against Mizzou's leading scorer Thomas Gardner (21.3 ppg). Gardner was limited to 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting (3-of-10 threes) and had five turnovers ... tallied eight points and three assists while playing 38 minutes at Texas Tech (Feb. 6) ... had primary responsibility against Texas Tech's leading scorer Jarrius Jackson (19.5 ppg). Jackson was held to 14 points and converted just 2-of-8 threes on the night ... recorded 13 points and four assists against Nebraska (Feb. 11) ... registered 22 points (8-of-15 FG, 4-of-9 threes) and six assists without a turnover in 35 minutes against No. 19 Oklahoma (Mar. 5) ... recorded 18 points (4-of-8 threes) and five assists in 38 minutes against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal (Mar. 10) ... tallied 17 points and six assists in 37 minutes against N.C. State in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 19) ... scored 15 points (4-of-8 threes) in 42 minutes against No. 19 LSU in the NCAA Regional Final (Mar. 25).
As a Freshman in 2004-05
National Freshman of the Year (by Dick Vitale) ... tabbed Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year (by league coaches and media) ...first-team NABC All-District 9 selection ... third-team All-Big 12 pick (by league coaches) ... also earned a spot on the league's seven-man All-Freshman team (media vote) ... co-team MVP with Jason Klotz ... named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... simply became the rock for the team following the mid-season losses of starters LaMarcus Aldridge and P.J. Tucker ... led the squad in scoring in nine of the last 16 games to conclude the year ... averaged 16.1 points with five 20-point outings and converted 78-of-173 (.451) field goals in those final 16 contests ... saw his playing time increase from 29.3 mpg in the first 17 games to 37.1 mpg over the last 14 games ... two-time Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week pick (Dec. 7 and Jan. 24) and two-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week choice (Jan. 10 and Jan. 24) ... only UT player to start all 31 games ... led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (3.9 apg), steals (55) and minutes played (32.8 mpg) ... became the first frosh in school history to lead the squad in scoring ... also led the team in double-digit scoring efforts (24) and 20-point performances (five) ... his scoring average ranked third among UT freshmen in school history ... also ranked third among UT frosh in steals and tied for third in assists (121) ... ranked third on the team in both three-point percentage (.398) and free throw percentage (.752) ... opened the season with 11 points (3-of-5 threes) and five assists in 24 minutes against Texas State (Nov. 19) ... scored 14 points (3-of-6 threes) with a team-high six assists against Iowa (Nov. 23) in the EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinals ... followed with 19 points, six assists and three steals against Tennessee (Nov. 24) in the Maui Invite third-place game ... scored 17 points (5-of-7 threes) with three steals against Coppin State (Nov. 29) ... scored 15 points (7- of-8 FT) and dished out five assists at Seton Hall (Dec. 4) ... scored 19 points (7-of-13 FG, 4-of-9 threes) with five assists against UT-San Antonio (Dec. 29) ... posted 12 points, four boards, six assists and three steals against UNLV (Jan. 2) ... recorded 17 points in 31 minutes against Memphis (Jan. 6) ... registered a team-high 18 points and six boards in the league opener against Baylor (Jan. 9) ... tabbed Big 12 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 10), averaging 17.5 ppg in the wins against Memphis and Baylor ... tallied his first collegiate double-double with a career-high 27 points (7-of-14 FG, 10-of-12 FT) and career-high 10 rebounds along with four assists and three steals in 38 minutes in the home win against No. 5 Oklahoma State (Jan. 17) ... followed with 18 points and five assists at No. 18 Oklahoma (Jan. 22) ... earned his second Big 12 Rookie of the Week accolade and tabbed National Freshman of the Week by ESPN.com and Rivals.com (Jan. 24), averaging 22.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 4.5 apg against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma ... had 20 points (6-of-6 threes) and four steals against Texas Tech (Jan. 25) ... tied the UT single-game 3-point percentage mark (1.000, min. six attempts) with his 6-of-6 showing from beyond the arc against Tech ... also set a school singlegame record in a Big 12 contest for 3-point percentage ... scored a team-high 19 points (6-of-13 FG) at No. 6 Kansas (Jan. 29) ... led the team with 23 points (8-of-16 FG) and four assists and a season-high six steals in a career-high 45 minutes against Iowa State (Feb. 5) ... dished out a season-high eight assists with 10 points at Colorado (Feb. 8) ... went 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe on his way to 23 points and five assists in 40 minutes of action against Kansas State (Feb. 12) ... had a team-high 22 points (7-of-12 FG) with five rebounds at Texas Tech (Feb. 22) ... scored 14 points with six boards, four assists, two blocks and two steals against Missouri (Feb. 26) ... recorded a team-high 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots against No. 20 Oklahoma (Feb. 28) ... had nine points (5-of-6 FT) and eight boards in the upset at No. 8 Oklahoma State (March 5).
Jones High School in Houston, Texas (head coach Jesse Shelton) ...four-year starter at Jones ... McDonald's All-American ... second- team All-America choice by Parade Magazine ... honorable mention All-America choice by Slam Magazine ... tabbed as the No. 15 overall prospect in the country by TheInsiderHoops.com ...teamed with fellow incoming UT recruit Mike Williams to lead the USA Men's Junior National Select Team to a 99-79 victory against the World Select Team at the Nike Hoop Summit in San Antonio (April 4) following his senior season ... ended his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in Houston ISD history (3,102 points) ... two-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) first-team all-state choice ... averaged 25.5 points per game while leading Jones to a 31-5 record and the Class 4A state title as a senior ... it marked the school's first state championship since 1965 ... posted a game-high 22 points while hitting 7-of-12 threes and grabbed five rebounds during Jones' 63-61 win against Dallas Lincoln in the state championship game ... named MVP of the state tournament ... averaged 26.9 points, four assists and four rebounds per game while helping his team to the Class 4A state quaterfinals as a junior ... posted 37 points in the quarter final loss to Houston Kashmere ... played alongside UT teammate LaMarcus Aldridge for Team USA in the Junior World Championships in Douai, France following his junior year ... four-year starter who helped his high school team either win or share the district title in each of his four seasons ... averaged 27.1 points per game in his sophomore season and 19.6 points per contest during his freshman year ... as a freshman, he scored 25 points in a head-to-head matchup with then-senior T.J. Ford of Fort Bend Willowridge (now with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks) ... scored 50 and 45 points, respectively, in his first two games in eighth grade ... graduated No. 6 out of 212 in his high school senior class ... National Honor Society member ... verbally committed to Texas on his 17th birthday (Feb. 27, 2003).
Full name is Daniel Hiram Gibson ... son of Byron and Cheryl Gibson ... Byron played basketball at the University of Houston (1976-80) ... born Feb. 27, 1986 in Houston, Texas ... majoring in corporate communications ... appeared on the cover of Basketball Times during the summer prior to his junior year in high school.