Burkburnett's Gibbs Signs With MSU

Derrell Gibbs was already a special player for four years here in Texoma, winning a school-record 122 games at Burkburnett High School.

Now he'll get a chance to stay close to home and add to that legend.

On Thursday Gibbs signed a Letter of Intent to play his college basketball at Midwestern State University, making him the first signee for new Head Coach Nelson Haggerty.

Gibbs averaged 13.2 points, 7.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds for the Bulldogs this year, leading them to the Class 3A State Championship game.

He was named District 6-3A MVP in 2010 and 2011, TABC All-Region I-3A in 2010 and 2011, TABC All-State in 2011, and has been chosen to play in both the TABC All-Star game May 20th and the THSCA All-Star Game in July.

He also becomes the first local player to sign with MSU directly out of high school since Wichita Falls High School's Charlie Logan in 2007.

Gibbs will be the fifth player from Burkburnett to play at MSU, following Brian Hightower, Derossany Manuel, Nate Nelson and Jay January.

Burkburnett Head Coach Danny Nix called Gibbs, "one of those special kids that doesn't come around very often."

Nix continued, "He is a player that can play every position on the floor extremely well. We had one of our highest-scoring teams ever this year and his unselfishness playing point guard was a big reason for that."

After signing, Gibbs talked about what he looks forward to playing at MSU, and what led to his decision to stick with the Mustangs through the coaching upheaval during his recruitment.

To hear from Gibbs, and Coach Nix, click on the video link!