Talented player with tremendous potential ... one of the Tigers' most skilled players ... third-year player who missed most of the 2009-10 season with a knee injury ... very good student.
2010-11: Appeared in all 30 games as a red shirt freshman ... started four games ... played an average of 12.3 minutes per game ... had a .565 field goal percentage ... averaged 3.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... finished third on team with 14 blocked shots ... foul troubles limited his playing time ... had four or more fouls in six games ... started season opener at Miami and scored four points with six rebounds ... helped Tigers to win over Coppin State with seven points and four rebounds ... had eight points and four rebounds in only ten minutes at Buffalo ... helped Tigers to win over Western Michigan with eight points and five rebounds off the bench ... helped Tigers to victory at UMBC with six points and career high seven rebounds ... shot three-for-four from the floor in win over UMBC ... scored five points and had five rebounds in victory at Hampton ... made second start of season against Princeton ... scored six points with four rebounds against Hofstra ... shot six-for-seven from floor while scoring career high 12 points in home game against William & Mary ... also had four rebounds against the Tribe ... scored ten points with three rebounds and made four of six field goal attempts in Tigers' upset bid agianst Virginia Commonwealth ... scored eight points in reserve role at George Mason before fouling out after only 14 minutes ... made third start of season at Old Dominion and scored five points ... played 19 minutes at Drexel and tallied six points ... made fourth start of season at Northeastern and played only nine minutes due to foul trouble ... scored seven points with two rebounds and made all three field goal attempts against James Madison.
2009-10: Appeared briefly in the first five games of the season ... suffered season-ending knee injury against UMBC ... made the most of his time on the floor, averaging 7.5 minutes per game ... made collegiate debut against Miami of Ohio and played three minutes ... played seven minutes against Buffalo and scored two points with three reboubds ... saw 11 minutes of action at Navy and scored four points with three rebounds, converting both field goal attempts ... played nine minutes at Dayton and grabbed one rebound ... scored four points with two rebounds in five minutes of action against UMBC ... received a medical redshirt for the 2009-10 season.
AT CARAVEL ACADEMY: Honored as the 2007-08 Gatorade Player of the Year in Delaware ... led Caravel to a state championship as a junior ... helped Buccaneers finish as state runners-up as a freshman and sophomore ... averaged 13.5 points and 11.0 rebounds as a junior to help Caravel post a 22-4 record on its way to its first state title ... averaged 18.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a senior while helping the Buccaneers post a 14-9 record ... played in only 12 of the team's 23 games due to a knee injury ... named third team All-State in abbreviated senior year ... selected to play in the Delaware Blue/Gold All-Star game ... honored as Reebok All-American ... McDonalds All-American nominee ... also played high school baseball.
BACKGROUND: Surname is Erique Christopher Gumbs ... has one younger sister ... father, Oliver (O.J.), is a graduate of the University of Delaware who played basketball (1986-89) for the Blue Hens ... father played against Towson six times and the teams split those games ... father is currently the chief financial adviser for the Cape Henlopen school district ... mother, Susan Watson-Halloway is also a Delaware grad ... an uncle, Bruce Watson, played football at Brown University ... an aunt, Marsha Johnson, ran track at Princeton ... lists his mother and his sister as the people he admires the most ... favorite actors are Vince Vaughn and Jamie Foxx ... hobbies include writing ... favorite video game is Call of Duty ... favorite meal is chicken alfredo ... dedicated fan of the Washington Redkins ... son of Oliver Gumbs and Susan Watson-Halloway ... born April 5, 1991 in Newark, Del. ... good student with a major in Psychology and a minor in Health Science.