Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Pittsburgh junior guard Ashton Gibbs is physically fit enough to play Wednesday against South Florida, but is planning to return Saturday against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden instead.
“I’ll be back Saturday,” he said Tuesday.
Gibbs, who injured his left MCL after grabbing a rebound in a Feb. 5 win over Cincinnati, must still pass a doctor’s evaluation.
A team source confirmed that Gibbs will “definitely” be back on Saturday.
“He never came out when he was hurt in the game anyway, so he’s never felt he’s been hurt anyway,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said Sunday at the PrimeTime Shootout at Kean University. “He’s been ready to go since the injury.”
ZAGSBLOG first reported Feb. 6 that he would miss 10-14 days. The 14-day window would end on the day of the St. John’s game.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.