Seton Hall had difficult season last year with a young team. in the Big East. Whether it was the reported locker room issues, the high quality competition or Jaren Sina’s transfer mid-season, the Pirates never found their footing again after defeating St. John’s and Villanova (two top 25 teams at the time) in back-to-back games.
The Pirates have immense talent heading into next season but now they are losing a huge piece to their roster.
Sterling Gibbs is set to transfer from Seton Hall and will be immediately eligible wherever he commits.
LONG line for this one RT @TheRecruitScoop: BREAKING: Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs will transfer & will be eligible immediately.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 28, 2015
The 6’2″ point guard and New Jersey native was a Big East Player of the Year candidate at one point during the conference season, but finished his junior year on a downslope after receiving a suspension for elbowing Ryan Arcidiacono in the face.
Gibbs averaged 16.3 points per game and 3.8 assists while also averaging 13.2 points per game during his sophomore year.
This is not Gibbs first rodeo on the transfer market as he started his career with the Texas Longhorns.
Losing their leader and point guard is a huge deal for Kevin Willard but with Isaiah Whitehead and Angel Delgado returning, the Pirates will still be a team to watch out for.
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