WASHINGTON - MARCH 19: Ashton Gibbs #12 of the Pittsburgh Panthers puts up a shot over Ronald Nored #5 of the Butler Bulldogs during the third round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Verizon Center on March 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Butler won the game 71-70. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
3 Total Updates since May 17, 2012
11 months ago Update 0 comments
After considering entering the draft following the 2011 NCAA basketball season, West Virginia forward Kevin Jones stayed for his senior season and has since seen his draft stock plummet. Once considered a first round pick, Jones is now thought by most as a possible second round pick.
In the latest mock draft from NBA Draft site, DraftExpress, Jones found his way into the projection, going to the Jazz in the second round with the No. 19 pick of the round.
The 6-7, 251 pounder is ranked as the 8th best senior prospect and 37th overall prospect on the site, drawing comparisons to Udonis Haslem and Chevon Troutman. Jones averaged 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in his senior campaign.
12 months ago Update 0 comments
The NBA released the list of 2012 combine invitees on Tuesday, and Ashton Gibbs' name was not on it. The combine will take place in Chicago on June 7-8, while the draft is on Thursday, June 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Gibbs has already worked out for the Lakers and the Nets. Cardiac Hill considers his omission from the combine to be "at least a slight surprise." More from Cardiac Hill:
Gibbs recently participated (and fared well) in the Portsmouth Invitational. Plus, he's worked out for several teams, so all's not lost. Gibbs may have the opportunity for more workouts and the chances are good he'll end up on a summer league team as an undrafted free agent.
Still, as I recently wrote, it will be an uphill battle for him.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
The New Jersey Nets don't have to worry about playing any games this time of year so they can focus all of their energy on trying to get some new guys onto the team for next year. They've been scheduling some group workouts for their team and Pitt's Ashton Gibbs will be taking part in one of them, according to our Pitt blog Cardiac Hill.
The Nets are pretty deep at guard and have lots of younger options, so I don't know that Gibbs fits in there as well as he might with a team like the Lakers in need of a sniper or two. But if he impresses enough at the combine, maybe he'll get called back for an individual workout.
New Jersey has an established point guard in the roster in Deron Williams, but he could be leaving in free agency this Summer which would ruin their depth at the position. If they figure out that Deron Williams intends to go elsewhere, Gibbs could be a good depth pick late in the draft.