Danny Gibson is a 26 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana. He has returned back to the BEKO BBL and is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Olney Central JC (NJCAA) from 2002-2004 and then transfered to Southern Indiana (NCAA2) where he played from 2004-2006. In his senior year, he played 34 games: 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2006-2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany for NVV Lions Mnchengladbach (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 29 games: 22.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.1apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.6%, 3FGP: 40.1%, FT: 75.2%. In 2007-2008, he played for Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. Last season, he led the Dutch league in scoring for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. Last season, he was honoured with various awards like Dutch Cup Winner -10, Dutch Eredivisie Semifinals -10, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -10, Dutch Eredivisie MVP -10, and Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team -10. Danny sat down with German Hoops and took the rapid 10 miles questions basketball exchange.
You are back in Germany playing for BBC Bayreuth. This will be your fifth professional season and you have played four years in Germany. You must of had many offers last summer, but you always seem to come back to Germany. is Germany like your second home now?
Germany has been very good to me. I felt like it was a great chance for me to come back and showcase my skills against some of the best competition in Europe !
Was one of the main reasons for coming to BBC Bayreuth becuase of your ex coach from Nordlingen Andreas Wagner?
Yes, Coach Wagner was definitely one of the biggest reasons for me choosing Bayrueth. I really enjoyed playing for him, along with Osvaldo Jeanty, and the professionalism of the club. I thought it was a great opportunity for me.
You have had many coaches in your career so far. What makes Andreas Wagner so unique as coach?
I think he is one of the hardest working coaches out there. I don’t think he ever sleeps- haha .He always has us prepared!!
BBC Bayreuth moved up from the PRO A, but could be one of the surprise teams of 2010-2011. How strong is the team and what is the goal of the team? I suspect staying in the league is the answer and is thinking playoffs too dangerous?
Well, I feel very confident in the team that Bayrueth has put together. Whenever a team moves up, the first goal is to stay in the league. But with the group of guys we have here, I think we can do a little better then that. We are just going to take it one game at a time.
How has training camp been? What will be a big strength of this team this season?
Training Camp is going good. We are just getting a feel for one another and things like that. I think our Defense is going to have to be one of our strengths if we want to when a lot of games.
If somebody had told you before the start of last season that you would lead Holland in scoring at the end of the season what would you have said? Were you surprsied that you led the league in scoring?
If someone would have told me that, I would have said, ‘Well, if thats what my team needs me too do, then thats what I am going to do.’ I was not really surprise that I led the league in scoring. I really work hard on my game in the summers and try to get better each year!
You can score and dish out assists, but what is another strength in your game that nobody really knows about?
I think another strength of mine is my defense, as a player. I really take pride on the defensive of end of the court!!
With Marcus Ginyard and Koko Archibong on the team, could BBC Bayreuth be at the top of least points given up this season?
.Yes, I think Koko and Marcus are two of the best defensive players in the league and they are going to make our team’s defense so much better!!
How will the Indiana Pacers do this season and can Danny Granger evolve into a top 5 NBA player?
The Pacers are young and rebuilding. They could struggle because the East got a lot better. I think Granger needs another superstar to come help him.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Kevin Hart Seriously Funny.
Thanks Danny fort he chat! Good luck this year.