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2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook

College: HONORS: Named to All-ACC First Team and ACC All-Defensive Team as a senior…Became the 61st player in school history to surpass 1,000 points. YEAR-BY-YEAR KEY NOTES: Senior (2015-16): Scored a season-high 34 points along with four rebounds, six assists, and three blocks against North Carolina State…Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds along with 22 points against Florida State…Dished out a season-high nine assists along with 14 points against Duke…Dished out eight assists along with 12 points and seven rebounds against Cornell…Scored 23 points along with three assists in an NCAA Tournament game against Middle Tennessee. Junior (2014-15): Scored a season-high 24 points and dished out a season-high eight assists along with six rebounds against Long Beach State…Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds along with seven assists and 17 points against Wake Forest…Scored 27 points along with six rebounds and four assists against Duke. Sophomore (2013-14): Scored a season-high 11 points and a season-high six rebounds against Colgate…Scored eight points in an NCAA Tournament game against Dayton. Freshman (2011-12): Scored a season-high eight points along with three rebounds against North Carolina- Greensboro…Scored six points along with two assists against Western Michigan…Scored five points against Temple. High School: Was ranked 28th in the 2011 class by ESPNU 100 and 26th overall by Scout.com…Ranked 35th overall and ninth among small forwards by Rivals.com…Attended Evangel Christian as a freshman and won the 2008 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III state championship…Scored 26 points in the title game and earned finals MVP honors…Was also named the VISAA Player of the Year and first team all-state…His sophomore season was spent at Christchurch School (Va.) where he averaged 25.0 points per game… Enrolled at Benedictine as a junior…The squad won the 2009 Richmond Times- Dispatch Annual Christmas Invitational Tournament and he was named tournament MVP after setting the event’s singlegame scoring record with 39 points… Participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp, the Nike Academy Skills Camp and the LeBron James Camp in the summers following his sophomore and junior seasons…Was part of the USA-East squad that went 2-1 at the 2010 Nike Global Challenge…As a senior, he helped Benedictine High School to a 26-5 record and the VISAA Division I State Championship…Named a first-team 50 Detroit Pistons 2016–17 Yearbook nba exp: Rookie | birthdate: 6/5/92 Birthplace: Hartford, CT H igh School: Benedectine HS (Cleveland, OH) Michael Gbinije ht: 6-7 | wt: 200 College: Syracuse D rafted: By Detroit, 49th overall in 2016 9 G/F all-state selection, MVP of the VISAA Division I State Finals and the VISAA State Player of the Year after averaging 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists…Participated in the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic All-American game with the East squad and contributed 10 points in a 113-109 victory. Personal: Son of Frank and Yvette Gbinije…Father was an All-American soccer player at Temple…Earned his undergraduate degree in communications and rhetorical studies…Working towards a master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation…Is active in raising awareness for autism and participates in the Pistons Player Ticket Section which purchases tickets for underprivileged groups to attend Pistons home games.


2016-17 Detroit Pistons Yearbook
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