Gibson Also Considering NBA; Will Not Hire Agent

Junior Kyle Gibson
Junior Kyle Gibson

April 26, 2009

RUSTON - Like junior Magnum Rolle before him, Louisiana Tech junior Kyle Gibson will also consider the 2009 NBA draft but not hire an agent so he can have the option to return to the Bulldogs for his senior season.

Gibson was Tech's leading scorer last season at 16.1 points per game and was named to the All-WAC Second Team. Gibson was also first-team All-LSWA for his efforts in the 2008-09 season.

"We also fully and sincerely support Kyle in his efforts," Tech head coach Kerry Rupp said. "This is a great time for him to learn the process and procedures that go with the NBA Draft. We're going to prepare Kyle for this opportunity as best we can and do everything to help him realize his NBA dream, as well."

Since Gibson is not hiring an agent, he will have 10 days prior to the June 25 NBA Draft to remove his name from consideration to remain eligible to return as a Bulldog next season.