Draft Express: Texas Sophomore Daniel Gibson is tentatively expected to announce his intentions to enter the NBA draft on Tuesday, according to sources in Texas.
Gibson’s situation is quite murky from what we’ve been told. Numerous sources in Texas have told us that there is a clear conflict between what he sees his role at Texas being next year and what the coaching staff sees. The heart of the issue is whether or not Gibson will be able to play his position at the next level, point guard. Gibson was given numerous opportunities both this season and last to show that he can handle the playmaking duties for Texas, but did not manage to live up to expectations in terms of running his team and keeping everyone happy. To make matters even more interesting, Texas has recruited a McDonald’s All-American point guard in DJ Augustin-- considered a pure playmaker that makes everyone around him better.
It’s unclear at this point whether or not Gibson will hire an agent. Despite being projected by some as a top 5 pick early on in the year, NBA scouts we talked to this season consider him a 2nd round pick at best at this point, with a chance at even going undrafted.
If Lakers could snatch him up in the second round