What does new Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory think about the two basketball recruits that were released from his former school on Tuesday?
We’ll let Gregory tell him yourself — in past tense. Here’s video of Gregory talking about Percy Gibson and LaDontae Henton after they signed with the University of Dayton last November. Now that both players are free agents again, NCAA rules prevent college coaches from currently commenting on them.
Both were recently named to the Detroit News “Dream Team” as two of the five best high school players in Michigan. Gibson is a 6-foot-9 center who led his team to the state championship game, averaging 22 points and 11.5 rebounds. Henton is a 6-7 forward who was named AP Class A Player of the Year after averaging 25.6 points and 14.5 rebounds.
Gibson and Henton both requested and were granted releases from their basketball scholarships on Tuesday. Naturally, it has led to speculation that both players (especially Gibson) may be interested in following Gregory to Georgia Tech.
“Percy and LaDontae committed to the University of Dayton after a long recruiting process, and after the coaching change they and their families feel it is in their best interest to start fresh,” new Dayton coach Archie Miller said in a press release. “I understand that, and I respect their wishes in this matter.
“The conversations I have had with them have been positive toward myself, our program and the University of Dayton, and I look forward to them getting to know me better in the recruiting process so that they remain Flyers.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog