The preseason recognition keeps piling up for senior Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs. SB Nation was the latest to name him to an All-American team.Gibbs has been getting plenty of recognition this season and our blog network, SB Nation, is yet another outlet predicting big things for him, naming him to their second team:
Ashton Gibbs - SR - G - Pittsburgh
Pitt's leading scorer in each of the past two seasons, Gibbs shot 49% from beyond the arc has earned the reputation of being one of the most clutch shooters in the game. He was the near unanimous choice for preseason player of the year in the Big East.
Every time I see that 49% I cringe a bit. It's going to be nearly impossible for him to duplicate that success - especially because he's going to be even more of an offensive focal point this season than he was last year. Still, I think Gibbs will find ways to get open ... and even when he's not, his release is quick enough to get shots off when covered.