USI Athletics
USI HOME
Search
Contact
Image of a basketball player making a layup
Schedule
Meet the Team
2008-09 Media Guide
Statistics
Game Notes
Season Outlook
History
Quick Facts
Recent Releases
Tickets
Camp Information
Prospective Student Athletes
Coaches & Staff
Varsity Club
Men's Basketball Home
Athletics Home
 
Men's Basketball

May 21, 2004

USI men’s basketball signs a pair for 2004-05
Central’s Hoover to become an Eagle

The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team announced the addition of 5’11” guard Danny Gibson (Madison, Indiana) and 6’4” forward John Hoover (Evansville, Indiana) to the squad for the 2004-05 season. Gibson, who will have two years of eligibility with the Screaming Eagles, and Hoover are the fourth and fifth players to sign with USI Head Coach Rick Herdes this year.

Gibson comes back across the Wabash River to Indiana from Olney Central Junior College where he played for two seasons. He helped lead the Blue Knights to a 16-17 record this year, averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 assists per game as a sophomore.

During his freshman campaign, Gibson averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 assists on an Olney team that was 20-11. Gibson also has been an exceptional shooter from the field during his two seasons with Blue Knights, hitting 51.4 percent of his field goals (159/309).

Prior to attending Olney, Gibson averaged 19.0 points and 6.0 assists per game for Madison (Indiana) High School. In addition to playing basketball, the all-around athlete led the state in receiving yards as a wide receiver and nearly qualified for the state track and field meet with a pole vault mark of 13’6.”

“Danny adds quickness and defensive intensity to our program,” said Herdes.

Hoover travels across Evansville to USI from Central High School where he helped the Bears to a 20-5 overall record and the Evansville Sectional Championship and the SIAC Tournament Championship. The Academic All-State selection was honorable mention All-State and was named to the All-Metro first team after averaging a team-high 15.2 points and was second on the team with 7.0 rebounds per game.

Hoover, who was Hoosier Basketball Preseason third team All-State, shot 50 percent from the field (113-225) and 42.0 percent from long range (14-33) in 2003-04. He also was invited to the IHSAA Top 100 Showcase.

“John is a competitor with the ability to play three positions,” said Herdes. “His background from a tremendous fundamental program is a great bonus.”

Gibson and Hoover join guards David Bryant (Louisville, Kentucky) and Carl Richburg (Mason, Ohio) in signing with USI this spring. The Eagles had signed forward Chris Thompson (Starke, Florida) during the early signing period last November.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information


8600 University Boulevard - Evansville, Indiana 47712-3596 812/464-8600

Academics | Prospective Student | Current Student | Athletics
Visitors | Events and News | Administration

Copyright © 2017 University of Southern Indiana All rights reserved.

Head Coach

 

Radio Links

WYFX 106.7FM
WSWI 820AM

Other Links

GLVC
Map to GLVC
NCAA Division II
NCAA Stats
NCAA Championships
National Rankings
Regional Rankings
Anthony Travel