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Iowa State Basketball: Percy Gibson Signs With Iowa State For 2011

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Former Dayton recruit and Detroit native Percy Gibson has signed his LOI to join Iowa State. He will be eligible to play this coming season. Gibson originally signed with Dayton, however was released from his letter when head coach Brian Gregory left for Georgia Tech. Iowa State now has Gregory's former assistant who got Gibson to commit with Dayton in the first place, so boom, he's now a Cyclone. He was also considering Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.

Gibson should fill in the gap left by Godfrey's departure from the team. Gibson stands at 6-9, 240, but will take some time to develop in his first year playing college basketball.

It's a good get for this late in the recruiting process. Something to keep in mind is the caliber of player available in late May for the following year is typically pretty risky to say the least. You either have guys who aren't very good, guys who have character/grade issues, and things of that nature. To be able to pick up a guy coming from a unique situation like his without the other red flags is big.