After leading Jones High School in Houston, Texas to a State Championship in 2004, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson played two outstanding seasons at the University of Texas where the sharpshooting guard earned a number of postseason honors including Big 12 Freshman of the Year before opting for the NBA Draft in 2006.
Gibson was selected 42nd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and went on to lead all-rookies in three-point field goal percentage (41.9%) and contributed to the Cavs postseason run. During the 2007 NBA playoffs, he became the star of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons by posting a career-high 31 points (19 in the 4th quarter) 6 rebounds and 2 assists. The performance was the most by a rookie in a series-clinching win since Magic Johnson’s 42 points with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980 NBA Finals. While his best season came in 2010-11 with a season average of 11.6 points and 3 assists per game, Gibson retired with the Cavs in 2013.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
- NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2008)
- Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2005)
- 2-time Third-Team All Big 12 (2005, 2006)
- Big 12 All Defensive Team (2006)
- McDonald’s All-America (2004)
- Second-team Parade All-American (2004)
POST NBA CAREER
Since retiring with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson has pursued a career in rap music.
- Was given the nickname “Boobie” as a kid from his grandmother.
- Played college basketball at Texas with LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs).
- Finished second in 2008 Three-Point Shootout at NBA All-Star weekend.
- Son of Byron and Cheryl Gibson. Father played basketball at the University of Houston.
- Member of the National Honor Society in high school.