The Canterbury Rams would like to announce the signing of Adam Gibson, as replacement import for Cameron Gliddon during round 1 due to Cam’s off court international commitments. Gibson will replace Cam for the preseason and first round of the 2019 Sal’s NBL Season.
Gibson grew up in Tasmania where he attended Prospect High School, and upon graduating he attended the Australian Institute of Sport from 2004-05. He began his professional career in 2005 where he signed with the Brisbane Bullets and established himself as one of the top NBL rookies. He won his first NBL championship with the Bullets in 2007 where he averaged 8.5 points in the grand final series in only his second season. For the 2008-09 season he moved on to play for the South Dragons, where he had an excellent season winning his second NBL championship and earning All-NBL third team honours and NBL Best Defensive player. His career from 2009-2019 saw him play for the Gold Coast Blaze, Adelaide 36ers and most recently the Brisbane Bullets. He had a career night on November 2nd 2014 where he dropped 34 points in a win against the New Zealand Breakers.
Gibson also boasts a wealth of international basketball experience playing for the Australian Men’s National team, The Boomers. He had his debut for the team at the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championships and continued to represent Australia through till the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championships. Playing at FIBA World Cups in 2010 and 2014 as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Gibson’s resume to date is extensive and has him as a two-time NBL Champion, an Olympian, 2nd in points among active players in the NBL, NBL Best Defensive player, three-time All-NBL second team selections and to top it off he has played 414 NBL games!
Rams Head Coach, Mick Downer commented on Gibson saying:
“We are extremely privileged at the Rams to have Adam (Gibbo) Gibson join us for the start of the season. His resume speaks for its self. An Olympian, multiple championship winner, locker room leader and coach on the floor. There is nothing but good things for the Rams and especially the playing group. Gibbo’s wealth of experience will pay dividends especially for some of the younger guys on the squad. In light of his recent announcement on a multi-year deal at the new SEM Phoenix in the Australian NBL the month he’ll spend with the Rams will both help us start the season and for Gibbo to stay active and healthy in the off-season. We are really excited about his contributions both on and off the court.”
The Rams are coming off a season in which 6,000 attended the Rams vs Saints game at Horncastle Arena which was a Sals NBL Record Crowd. The team is looking forward to taking 2 games to Horncastle Arena in 2019. Tickets are on sale now for our first home game against the Saints at Horncastle Arena, April 27th! Get your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2FBZuV6
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