The Notre Dame Fighting Irish may have landed themselves quite the gift on Sunday night.
Demetrious Jackson is returning to the program for the 2015-16 season, but he has the talent that may entice him to leave for the NBA Draft at season’s end. If that does happen, the Fighting Irish will have a hole to fill on the back end. If he chooses to stay, then the program will have a great back court for at least one more season in 2016-17.
On Sunday night, Temple Gibbs, brother of former Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs, committed to the University of Notre Dame for the 2016-17 season.
Gibbs visited South Bend, IN this past weekend, and made his decision after meeting the coaching staff and seeing the facilities and campus.
He is a 6’2” guard out of Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey, and is currently the 38th-ranked player in ESPN’s Top 60 rankings for the class of 2016. The full list of 60 can be found here. Gibbs chose the Irish over the likes of Oklahoma, Providence, and Georgetown, while he held offers from the likes of Virginia, Miami, and Georgia Tech, among others,
He is known as a guy who plays with toughness and instinct, which can be seen in the play of his brother, Sterling. Temple has developed into a strong three point shooter, but he needs to become a more consistent shooter in general in order to be successful.
Over his high school career, Gibbs has developed into a true point guard, and his ball handling has improved each and every year. If he can keep improving on the offensive end, both with shooting and ball handling, then he has the potential to be a star with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over his NCAA career.