Alex Gibler of Madison, Mo., on Tuesday signed a letter of intent to join the Saints for the 2017-18 basketball season.

Madison's Alex Gibler signs with Saints

MOBERLY, Mo - Central Christian College of the Bible head men's basketball coach Jack Defreitas on Thursday announced the signing of Alex Gibler for the 2017-18 season. Gibler is the third member of the Saints' 2017 class.

Gibler, a 6-4 forward, will graduate in May from Madison High School in Madison, Mo. The four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Panthers averaged 11 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior.

Gibler missed half of his junior season due to an ankle injury and the Panthers finished just 2-24 overall. This past season they improved to 9-16 with Gibler as the team's second-leading scorer. This year he earned all-Central Activities Conference honorable mention honors and was a Class 1 all-District 10 selection.

"Alex will come in already having a few connections to the college community due to current students that serve in his church," Defreitas said. "He is a really good fit on and off the court, and he absolutely loves the game of basketball. I think he has a lot of potential due to his length and touch around the basket. His best days as a basketball player are ahead of him and I'm excited to help him grow on and off the court."

While at CCCB, Gibler plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education.

Gibler joins Jacob Case of McComb, Ohio, and Micah Miller of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, as members of the Saints' 2017 recruiting class.

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12/8/2017 | Mens Basketball vs. No. 1 Randall University | L, 97-75 
12/8/2017 | Womens Basketball vs. No. 5 Randall University | L, 80-50 
12/5/2017 | Womens Basketball vs. Calvary University | W, 49-45 
12/2/2017 | Mens Basketball vs. Baptist Bible College | W, 100-89 
12/2/2017 | Womens Basketball at Oakland City University | L, 98-44