This year Evanston High School has been one of the top teams in all of Illinois, and a large reason for that has been the stellar play of Jaylin Gibson. The 6’5” junior has been putting up big numbers across the board with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals per game to help lead Evanston to a 20-3 record currently. 

Even with Evanston’s tremendous start to the season, Gibson has his eyes set on much more in the coming months. For his personal goals, he is striving to be named to all-conference and all-state teams. As for his team, he is looking towards the biggest prize, an Illinois state championship. 

Gibson is one of the top two-way guards in the state that has such a well-rounded game. The junior has good strength to go along with being 6’5”. He is at his best attacking the basket as he has the ability to simply overpower defenders or can also beat them with his good moves off the dribble. He moves very well for his size plus has good athleticism to be a tough defender. 

His excelling play has already earned him four scholarship offers already as a junior. Gibson’s list of offers includes Chicago State, Detroit-Mercy, Drake, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. As well, there are plenty of other schools to have shown some interest in him including Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, Iowa, Ohio University, Southern Illinois, Wisconsin-Green Bay, among others. “I have been talking to the coaches and so far, I have been able to make good relationships with the coaches at different programs,” Gibson mentioned when talking about the schools recruiting him. 

Gibson has his eyes set on a couple of specific topics for his future college as well as their basketball program. “What I am looking for in a college is one that has a good program in sports medicine. What I am looking for in a basketball program is one that fits my style of play. Up-tempo, in your face defense, and has a great team environment.”