Sterling Gibbs to transfer to UConnDate: May 16, 2015
By John Fanta
By John Fanta
Former Seton Hall guard Sterling Gibbs will transfer to the University of Connecticut to complete his college basketball career in the 2015-16 season, a source confirmed on Saturday evening.
Gibbs tweeted, “3rd times a charm…UCONN! #BeyondBlessed” on Saturday evening with a picture of him wearing a Huskies uniform. The announcement comes after Gibbs visited Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and Connecticut.
A star at Seton Hall in the 2014-15 campaign, Gibbs was a Big East Player of the Year candidate up until the beginning of February, when the Pirates began a stretch that saw them finish the season with eight losses in nine games.
A Scotch Plains native, Gibbs averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 assists per game in his junior season, making him the only player in the top five in both points and assists in the conference, which helped him earn All-Met Second Team honors. Gibbs was second to only Big East Tournament Most Valuable Player Josh Hart in three-point shooting percentage (.436).
After a rough slide which featured a two-game suspension caused by actions against Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, Gibbs was a national headline-maker.
The Hall's collapse revved up rumors about a possible departure, but it was not until April 28 that the star guard announced that he would leave South Orange for other opportunities. It immediately made him the #1 man on the market.
Following a national championship season behind Shabazz Napier, the Huskies fell in 2014-15 with a 20-15 mark. Gibbs will definitely make a huge impact on a UConn backcourt that loses Ryan Boatright, who led the team with 17 points per game in his senior season.