Kelvin Gibbs

Kelvin Gibbs (born October 24, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player who played for among others Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Premier League for whom he was named to the Israeli Basketball Premier League Quintet, and Riesen Ludwigsburg in the German Basketball Bundesliga, playing the forward and center positions.[1]

Kelvin Gibbs
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Personal information
Born (1978-10-24) October 24, 1978 (age 42)
Bellflower, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolBellflower (Bellflower, California)
CollegePepperdine (1997–2001)
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
PositionPower forward / Center
Career highlights and awards

Personal lifeEdit

Gibbs was born in Bellflower, California, and lived in Torrance, California.[2][3] He is 6' 6" (198) cm tall, and weighs 270 pounds (122 kg).[3]

Basketball and later careerEdit

Gibbs attended Bellflower High School, for whom he played basketball for the Bucaneers.[2][4][5] In 1994 after averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocked shots a game with a 7' 3" arm span, he was second-team All-California Interscholastic Federation Division Three.[6]

He attended Pepperdine University, and played for the Waves for four seasons.[3][7] In 1997-98 Gibbs was 6th in blocks in the West Coast Conferencewith 20.[3] In 1998-99 he was 2nd in the WCC in rebounds (233) and rebounds per game (7.3), and 4th in blocks (34).[3] He was named WCC All-Conference Honorable mention.[8]

In 1999-2000 Gibbs was again 2nd in the WCC in rebounds (239), 5th in rebounds per game (7.0), and 6th with 34 games, 6 points per game, and 42 steals.[3] He was named WCC All-Conference First Team.[2] In 2000-01, he led the WCC in rebounds (253) and rebounds per game (8.2), was 2nd in field goal percentage (.509), 5th in points (466), and seventh in steals (36).[3] He was again named WCC All-Conference First Team.[2]

Gibbs played for Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Basketball Premier League in the 2004-05 season, averaging 19.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, and was named to the Israeli Basketball Premier League Quintet, the five best players of the season of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.[9][10][11] He played for Riesen Ludwigsburg in the German Basketball Bundesliga in the 2008-09 season, averaging 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.[12]

He later became a Berkeley Police officer.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kelvin Gibbs International Stats". Basketball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kelvin Gibbs Player Profile, Pepperdine, NCAA Stats, International Stats, Game Logs, Awards". basketball.realgm.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Kelvin Gibbs College Stats". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "Pepperdine Waits on Eligibility Case". Los Angeles Times. November 21, 1996.
  5. ^ "Bellflower Buccaneers High School, Bellflower Buccaneers (CA) basketball". Eurobasket LLC.
  6. ^ "Bellflower Bucaneers; Tourney Favorite," Daily Pilot.
  7. ^ "Blue Ribbon: College Basketball Yearbook" – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "The Greatest Waves at Every Number: #32". Pepperdine University Athletics.
  9. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv Roster, Schedule, Stats". Proballers.
  10. ^ "Basketball / Hap. TA downs Lavovi 109-79". Haaretz.
  11. ^ "Basketball / Hapoel TA stutters to win over Lemesos in European opener". Haaretz.
  12. ^ "Kelvin Gibbs, Basketball Player". Proballers.
  13. ^ Raguso, Emilie (March 25, 2016). "Twilite Basketball helps Berkeley youth, police connect". Berkeleyside.