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Herd hoops adds Gibbs brothers from NAIA power Grace

— By Bill Cornwell

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New Marshall men’s basketball coach Cornelius Jackson has added to the Thundering Herd’s roster for 2024-2025.

The latest additions are brothers Cade Gibbs and Jakob Gibbs. The duo is coming to Huntington from NAIA power Grace College in Indiana.

The Gibbs brothers join Huntington native Mikel Dawson, an Akron transfer, as additions to Marshall’s program since Jackson became head coach. Like Dawson, the Gibbs brothers have one season of eligibility remaining.

The Gibbs brothers hail from Plainfield, Indiana, and are triplets with a third brother. Cade and Jakob Gibbs helped lead the Grace Lancers to the NAIA Fab Four last season with a 34-2 record. The Lancers went 66-5 over the last two seasons.

“We are thrilled to have Jakob and Cade join our program,” Jackson said. “They will bring experience, a competitive spirit as well as a winning mentality on and off the court.”

Elijah Malone, a teammate of the Gibbs brothers at Grace, has transferred to Colorado.

Jakob Gibbs was a third-team NAIA All-American last season after averaging 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and two assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the field, including 37.3 percent from three-point range. He is also regarded as a top-tier defender and was the 2023-24 Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Year. He was a first-team all-conference honoree in 2023-24 and a CSC NAIA First-Team Academic All-American in 2024.

Cade Gibbs was also a first-team All-Crossroads League honoree in 2023-24 after averaging 13.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists, while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. 

Cade was named a CSC NAIA Second-Team Academic All-American after the 2023-24 campaign.

The brothers have graduated from Grace with MBA degrees.

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