Date of birth : 1985-01-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-02
Taj Gibson is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Following the 2010 signing of Carlos Boozer, he is expected to enter the season as the second string power forward. Gibson played three seasons of collegiate basketball for the USC Trojans and was selected 26th overall by the Bulls in the 2009 NBA Draft.
One of two Bulls to have played in all 82 games (70 starts) … he averaged 8.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 0.9 apg and 1.27 bpg in 26.8 mpg, and shot .494 from the floor and .647 from the line … selected to the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team … led the team in scoring four times and in boards 24 times … scored 10 or more points 35 times and went for 20 or more points in four games … grabbed 10-plus rebounds in 21 games and posted 18 double-doubles … topped all rookies in rebounds per game, FG%, double-doubles and was second in blocks per game … posted 11 points and 13 boards at CHA (04/14) … scored 11 points and added six boards and two blocks at TOR (04/11) … posted 14 points and 15 boards vs. CHA (04/03) … scored 14 points, secured 16 boards and added four rejections at WAS (04/02) … recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 boards vs. PHO (03/30) … had nine points and 10 boards at DET (03/28) … scored 22 points, grabbed 13 boards and blocked two shots vs. NJ (03/27) … posted his 13th double-double with 12 points and a team high 10 boards vs. MIA (03/25) … recorded his 12th double-double with 10 points and 12 boards vs. HOU (03/22) … posted team highs of 20 points, 13 boards (five offensive) and three steals vs. CLE (03/19) … scored 10 points, grabbed 11 boards and added two steals vs. DAL (03/06) … tallied a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards … scored 14 points and added nine boards, three assists and three blocks at IND (02/27) … posted 14 points, 11 boards (seven offensive), three assists and three blocks vs. IND (02/24) … scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high 13 boards vs. PHI (02/20) … scored 14 points and grabbed nine boards at MIN (02/19) … posted 14 points and a career-high 16 boards (11 offensive) at NY (02/17) … scored 11 points and grabbed seven boards at ATL (02/05) … posted six points, six rebounds and a career high four blocks vs. LAC (02/02) … grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds at OKC (01/27) … posted his fifth double-double of the year with 16 points and 14 boards in a season-high 42:30 at HOU (01/23) … recorded 10 points, nine boards and two blocks at GS (01/18) … posted 14 points, six boards and two blocks at BOS (01/14) … scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. MIN (01/09) … tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. OKC (01/04) … scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. ORL (01/02) … notched 14 points and eight boards vs. SAC (12/21) … posted 10 points and eight boards vs. ATL (12/17) … scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. NY (12/17) … posted his second double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 caroms vs. BOS (12/12) … grabbed 11 boards vs. GS (12/11) … scored a season-high 20 points to go along with his six rebounds and three blocks vs. NJ (12/08) … recorded his first double-double of his career with 14 points and 13 boards at CLE (12/04) … posted a career-high three blocks and grabbed five rebounds at POR (11/23) … grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with his nine points at DEN (11/21) … scored a season-high 18 points (8-13 FG) at TOR (11/11) … made his NBA debut vs. SAN (10/29) and finished with six points and six boards in 15:38 of play
Spent three seasons at Southern California, and averaged 12.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.41 bpg, 1.4 apg, and shot .580 from the floor and .629 from the line in 105 games (104 starts) … left USC as the school’s all-time leader in shots blocked with 253, and also ranked third all-time in Pac-10 history … finished second all-time in Trojan history with 896 boards and 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,307 points … earned All-Conference Second Team honors his junior year, and also was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year that same season … selected All-Conference Third Team and All-Defensive First Team as a sophomore … named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2006-07 … helped lead the Trojans to the 2009 NCAA Tournament his junior year when he posted averages of 14.3 ppg, team highs of 9.0 rpg and 2.86 bpg, 1.3 apg and shot a team-best .601 from the field (second best in school history) and .659 from the line … ranked first in the Pac-10 with 100 rejections and was third with 316 rebounds … scored in double figures in 30 of 35 contests and grabbed eight or more boards 22 times
Full name is Taj Jami Gibson … majored in Communications … an early-entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft … his father played basketball for the U.S. Army National Team during the Vietnam War … played for former Bulls Head Coach Tim Floyd while at USC … joined Chicago Public Schools officials to promote the annual Back-to-School campaign to get students to school on the first day of classes in September 2009 … he went door to door to hand out school supplies to local neighborhood students at Howe Elementary School to tip-off the beginning of the school year, as he co-hosted the Chicago Bulls and Kia Motors Back-to-School supply drive rally … lists his favorite players as Jamal Tinsley and Lamar Odom … enjoys listening to music and reading during his spare time.
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