Seton Hall’s lead guard Sterling Gibbs will transfer from the program and is immediately eligible following his graduation this spring.
In what shouldn’t come as a surprise to any Seton Hall fan that has kept their ear to the ground over the last few months, Sterling Gibbs will transfer from the program.
“We appreciate everything Sterling has done for our program over the last three years and wish him all the best as he pursues a Master’s degree at another university,” said head coach Kevin Willard in a release.
Gibbs, who averaged 16.3 ppg, 3.8 apg and shot 43.6% from three this past season has one more year of eligibility starting next season. From what I’ve heard, UConn is currently a favorite to land the combo guard.
Update (4/28 5pm): Was just told that Sterling does not have a favorite as of yet.
A lethal spot up three-point shooter who consistently knocks them down in transition, Gibbs is also able of playing with the ball in his hands although he’s more of a scorer than a creator in that respect.
For Seton Hall, Gibbs’ departure leaves just Isaiah Whitehead and Khadeen Carrington as guards capable of playing point guard next season while incoming freshman Dalton Soffer can fill in at two-guard.
The rift between Gibbs and fellow teammates last season is no secret and surely played some sort of role in his departure. There was a spat between him and Isaiah Whitehead in a practice that wasn’t handled properly, eventually leading to a verbal altercation between the two in a media timeout huddle during a loss to Georgetown in February.
Gibbs’ roommate the year before and close friend on the team, Jaren Sina, would transfer the next morning amidst a whirlwind of rumors.
Other factors like being immediately eligible next season for a team poised to make noise in March such as UConn is undeniably enticing.