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#13 Michael Gbinije
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
City/State: Chester, Va.
High School: Benedictine
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Michael Gbinije Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/09/2011
High School
  • Two-year letterwinner at Benedictine under head coach Sean McAloon
  • Selected as a participant in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game... finished with 10 points, two rebounds and an assists in a 113-109 win for the East squad
  • Led Benedictine to a 26-5 record and the Division I VISAA state championship
  • Awarded Division I VISAA State Finals MVP honors after scoring 18 points in his team's 52-47 title game victory over Blue Ridge
  • Averaged 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a senior
  • Earned Slamfest MVP honors... scoring 29 points for Benedictine in a 79-76 win to capture the Slamfest Mythical City Championship
  • Also had a 28-point game against Norfolk Christian
  • Played in the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament... finished with 15 points, five blocks and four steals in a semifinal win over Gonzaga (D.C.)
  • Selected to play in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 game prior to his senior season, joining future Duke teammates Austin Rivers, Quinn Cook and Alex Murphy
  • Helped Benedictine to a 26-10 record as a junior ... averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while earning first team VISAA honors
  • An honorable mention Junior All-America team selection by MaxPreps in 2010
  • Attended Christchurch School (Va.) for his sophomore season averaging 25.0 points per game with a season-best 39 points in a win over Collegiate
  • Played in the Reebok Headliner Camp as a sophomore
  • Began his high school career playing for Evangel Christian 
  • Participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp in both his sophomore and junior campaigns 
  • Played AAU basketball on Team Takeover... helped team to a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Championship... recorded 19 points and five rebounds in a 70-62 win in the finals
  • Averaged 17.6 points per game to lead Team Takeover to the 2010 Peach Jam Tournament championship
  • First team All-AAU selection by Slam Magazine in 2010
  • Helped USA East to a 2-1 record at the 2010 Nike Global Challenge ... averaged 16.3 points per game on 64.5 percent (20-of-31) shooting
  • Ranked 28th by the Recruiting Services consensus Index
  • Rated in the top 50 overall by ESPNU 100 (No. 28), Scout.com (No. 26) and Rivals.com (No. 35)
Personal
  • Born Michael Patrick Gbinije on June 5, 1992 in Chester, Va.
  • Son of Yvette and Frank Gbinije
  • Father, Frank, is an engineer ... he played collegiate soccer for Temple where he was an All-American for the Owls
  • Has a younger brother, Brandon
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James
  • An avid gamer and fan of all Call of Duty games
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