On Tuesday night Seton Hall Prep guard T.J. Gibbs dropped a cool 25 on University. He's averaging over 20 points a game this year, so the stellar performance was just another night of stready work for the 6'3" standout. But that night he moved to number three on Seton Hall Prep's all-time scoring list. Only his older brothers, Ashton (2nd) and Sterling (1st), are ahead of him.
All three are ANNEX athletes who have trained extensively with Tim Laffey.
"What impresses me the most about T.J. and his brothers is that even with so much natural talent, they all work so hard during training to be their best," said Laffey. "I believe T.J. will have the same level of success at the college level as this brothers."
NJ.com reporter Jeremy Schneider wrote: "With the Essex County Tournament and state tournament still ahead, the Notre Dame-bound (T.J.) Gibbs could find himself atop the list by the end of his career."
We wish him the best of luck in the post-season, and if a Pirates scoring record is broken, we'll expect to hear some major smack talk when all three brothers are back at The ANNEX together.
"Tim's training has allowed me to be a step quicker and stronger than everyone," said Sterling Gibbs, guard on the University of Connecticut basketball team. "He developed my body and my brothers' bodies to a level where we could be successful throughout our basketball careers. It has definitely paid off."
Brother Ashton, who had a strong career at the University of Pittsburgh, echoed Sterling's praises about training at The ANNEX.
"(Tim) is very detail oriented and is focused on making every aspect of your athleticism better," he said. "He's one of the best trainers in the country easily."
For now, all eyes will be on T.J. as he finishes out the season.
"It's been great working with Tim and everyone at The Annex," said T.J. "They have really helped me grow as an overall athlete. Without them I would not be in the position I am in today."
The Pirates are currently ranked number 3 in the NJ.com top 20,