Former Seton Hall Pirates point guard Sterling Gibbs has committed to UConn. After denying the news earlier today following a tweet from Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, Gibbs announced on his own Twitter page that he will indeed head to Storrs and play for Kevin Ollie’s Huskies.
— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) May 16, 2015
Originally from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Gibbs led the Pirates with 16.3 points and 3.8 assists per game last season while shooting 43 percent from the field and 44 percent from long range. Seton Hall went 16-15 (6-12 Big East) and missed the big dance, but still posted its best season in its fifth year under head coach Kevin Willard.
Now, Gibbs will be immediately eligible to play for a Huskies squad that is only a season removed from winning a national championship. In its third season under head coach and alum Kevin Ollie, the team went 20-15 (10-8 AAC) and just missed on an NCAA tournament berth after losing to the Larry Brown-led SMU in the AAC Championship game. UConn then went to the NIT, where it lost to Arizona State in the opening round.
Gibbs gives the Huskies a fine guard to replace the outgoing Ryan Boatright, who led the team with 17.4 points per game his senior year. Teamed with rising junior and former McDonald’s All-American Rodney Purvis, this young man puts UConn in a prime position to get back to the tourney, so fans should keep an eye on this talented squad.