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74. John Gibbons
AB 1966
Hometown: Cambria Hills, NY
High School: St. Francis
Position: Forward
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Years on Team: 1963-66
Highlights:
Career Points By Decade, #14
Points In A Game, #3


A two sport letterman at Georgetown, 6-5 John (Jake) Gibbons was at home on the court or the diamond for the Hoya teams of the mid-1960's.

Gibbons played a reserve role through much of the 1963-64 season, averaging 6.4 points per game. His 26 against George Washington was a season high, and late season play would prove valuable for Gibbons in his junior year, when forward Owen Gillen was suspended for the first nine games of the season.

One Dec. 19, 1964, Gibbons scored a career high 42 against Canisius in a losing effort, two short of the school record. For the season, Gibbons was third on the team in scoring with an 11.1 average, shooting 53% from the field and 70% from the line. Games against Richmond (21 points) and Navy (15 points) were among the season's best.

For his senior season, Gibbons faced more bench time amidst the taller front lines of Bob Ward, Steve Sullivan, and Frank Hollendoner. Despite the limited time, Gibbons averaged just under nine points and five rebounds a game, shooting 48% from the field. His 22 points against Fairfield, including the game winner with seconds remaining, was a brief highlight of an otherwise bitter February which saw the Hoyas narrowly miss the post-season for a third consecutive year.

Gibbons and the class of 1966 ended its career with an overall record of 44-28, the first senior class to post three consecutive winning seasons since 1930.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1963-64 25 158 6.4
1964-65 19 212 11.1
1965-66 23 205 8.9
Total 67 575 8.6

Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

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Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played Not Recorded Not Recorded
Points 42 (12/19/64) Not Recorded
Field Goals Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Field Goals Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Free Throws Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
Offensive Rebounds Not Applicable Not Applicable
Total Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Assists Not Recorded Not Recorded
Turnovers Not Recorded Not Recorded
Blocked Shots Not Recorded Not Recorded
Steals Not Recorded Not Recorded

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