RBC Wall of Distinction
David King spent four outstanding seasons as a point guard for the Gaiters men's basketball team, from 1986 to 1990. One of the best players ever to don the Purple and White, he was a four-time league All-Star and a four-time team MVP, as he helped rebuild the Gaiters into a provincial power, going 68-45 in his four years.
The talented Montreal native led the Gaiters to a 23-8 overall record on their way to the 1988 QUAA Championship, and a berth in the CIS Final Eight. King's three-point play in the late stages gave the Gaiters the title, their first league crown in a decade.
In 1988-89, he averaged over 20 points per game, and won the Lebel Plaque as the MVP of the OUAA East Division. He was also named a Second Team All-Canadian, only the second Gaiter men's basketball player to be so honoured. He closed out his career in 1990 as the second-highest scorer in Gaiter history, was named the Bishop's Male Athlete of the Year and an Honourable Mention All-Canadian in his senior year
King also spent time in the Canadian national team program, including a turn as the starting point guard on the 1988 National Student Team.
After leaving Bishop's, King went on to coach at the collegiate, university, professional and provincial levels. He spent five seasons as the coach of the CPEQ (Quebec Provincial Centre for Excellence) team and won a gold medal for Team Quebec at the 2001 Canada Summer Games.
Pierre Tibblin '91 - Men's Basketball
Pierre Tibblin had an outstanding five-year career with the Gaiters men's basketball team from 1986-91, helping spur the Gaiter basketball program into becoming one of the premier programs in the CIAU.
A highly-decorated player when he arrived at Bishop's in 1986, with a national gold medal and a CCAA All-Canadian honour to his credit, the 6'3" forward continued to earn plaudits during his time in Lennoxville. He was the team's rookie of the year in 1987 and a First Team QUAA All-Star. He shared team MVP honours with David King in 1987-88, when he helped lead the Gaiters back to the CIAU Final 8, as they went 23-8 overall. In that year, he averaged 22 points per game, including a 42-point performance that still stands as a school record.
In 1990-91, Tibblin was named the Bishop's Male Athlete of the Year, and a First Team OUAA Ottawa-St. Lawrence All-Star – his fourth league All-Star nod, after posting an average of 20.4 points per game. Tibblin finished his career as the Gaiters' all-time leading scorer, with 2,670 points in 126 games.
After graduating with an Economics degree in 1991, Tibblin pursued a career in sales and marketing, most recently with Texas Instruments.