Mens Basketball

Madison's Alex Gibler signs with Saints

Moberly, Mo.

Central Christian College of the Bible head men's basketball coach Jack Defreitas on Thursday announced the signing of Alex Gibler for the 2017-18 season. Gibler is the third member of the Saints' 2017 class.

Gibler, a 6-4 forward, will graduate in May from Madison High School in Madison, Mo. The four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Panthers averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior.

Gibler missed half of his junior season due to an ankle injury and the Panthers finished just 2-24 overall. This past season they improved to 9-16 with Gibler as the team's second-leading scorer. This year he earned all-Central Activities Conference honorable mention honors and was a Class 1 all-District 10 selection.

"Alex will come in already having a few connections to the college community due to current students that serve in his church," Defreitas said. "He is a really good fit on and off the court, and he absolutely loves the game of basketball. I think he has a lot of potential due to his length and touch around the basket. His best days as a basketball player are ahead of him and I'm excited to help him grow on and off the court."

While at CCCB, Gibler plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education.

Gibler joins Jacob Case of McComb, Ohio, and Micah Miller of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, as members of the Saints' 2017 recruiting class.