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Six days out from Thursday's draft, the Wolves will bring six players -- all of them second-round prospects -- to Target Center on Friday. They're bringing back Baylor forward Quincy Acy and Long Beach State point guard Casper Ware from those group workouts attending by all NBA teams at Target Center three weeks ago. They're also bringing in Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs, Campbell University forward Eric Griffin, Alabama Birmingham forward Cameron Moore and Long Beach State forward T.J. Robinson. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

May 8, 2011 Updates

Ashton Gibbs is returning to Pitt. After evaluating his chances of being selected in next month's NBA Draft, Gibbs said Saturday he will come back to Pitt for his senior season. Shortly after the end of the season, Gibbs, a junior guard, said he would consider making himself available for the draft. He did not hire an agent, thus retaining his eligibility under NCAA rules. Gibbs, an honorable mention Associated Press All-American, pulled out with only hours to spare — the draft's early-entry withdrawal deadline is Sunday. "The NBA can wait a year," Gibbs said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing the success that we've established here at Pitt and finish my collegiate career with all of my teammates and fellow senior Nasir Robinson. It will also be extra special to earn my degree." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

May 7, 2011 Updates

After displaying his skills at the Nets NBA Draft Combine at their practice facility in East Rutherford today, University of Pittsburgh guard and Scotch Plains native Ashton Gibbs said he's ``50-50'' on whether he'll remain in the NBA Draft. Gibbs, who is testing the NBA waters and hasn't hired an agent, has until midnight on Sunday to pull out of the draft and return to school for his senior season. ``I won't be mad either way,'' said Gibbs, who many observers feel should remain in school. ``I'm going to sit down with my family and go from there. It won't be a sleepless night. It'll be a happy decision. ``I'm 50-50 right now. I have great teammates and coaches (at Pitt). It's a great tradition. I wouldn't be mad if I went back. ... I think I played pretty well today. Hopefully, I'll get good feedback.'' Newark Star-Ledger

April 21, 2011 Updates

Pittsburgh sophomore guard Ashton Gibbs says he plans to remain in the NBA Draft and not return to school. “I feel I can play at the NBA level,” Gibbs said by text. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. When I entered the Draft, I entered to work my hardest to get drafted.” ZagsBlog.com

April 20, 2011 Updates

Pitt junior guard Ashton Gibbs will decide between entering the NBA draft and returning to school without the benefit of working out before the league's coaches and general managers, his father said this morning. Temple Gibbs said Ashton will make a decision in "a week or so." That time frame is well before the May 8 deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the draft. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 30, 2011 Updates

Junior point guard Ashton Gibbs will toss his name into the 2011 NBA Draft, but that doesn't mean his days at Pitt are over. Gibbs' father, Temple, said his son plans to declare for early entry to get feedback from NBA teams and a feel for the draft process but won't hire an agent. That would allow him to return to school if he's not content with what NBA scouts say about his draft situation. "It would be to see what it is like," Temple Gibbs said Tuesday. "From what I know, he was thinking about (declaring). But he wouldn't hire an agent, without a doubt." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

March 29, 2011 Updates

Pitt junior Ashton Gibbs is declaring for the NBA draft, but he is not hiring an agent, his father said this morning. Gibbs, Pitt's leading scorer the past two seasons, would like to see where he stands with NBA teams before making a final decision about leaving Pitt early. "He's going to test the waters," said Temple Gibbs, Ashton's father. "I think he is doing it to get feedback, where he might fall in the draft, if not for this year then for next year. A lot of kids have this option and go through the process. If he doesn't get the feedback he wants, then he'll definitely be back. He can pull his name back." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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