After deciding to transfer from Seton Hall last month, Sterling Gibbs has found a new home, as he announced via his Twitter account that he will spend his final year at Connecticut.
— Sterling Gibbs (@SterlingGibbs4) May 16, 2015
Gibbs, who was a second-team all-Big East selection last season, will give coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies a talented and an expedience guard to lean. As a graduate transfer, Gibbs will be able to play immediately next season for the Huskies.
With the Huskies losing Ryan Boatright, Gibbs will help immensely out of the gate, as UConn tries to make it back to the NCAA Tournament after missing the Big Dance this past season. This will be the third major program for Gibbs. He spent his freshman season with Texas, before transferring to Seton Hall for his next two years.
Considering there was reported strife between the veterans and the freshmen of Seton Hall, the transfer of Gibbs was not shocking. Remember, Gibbs’ backcourt mate Jaren Sina also decided to transfer this offseason.
Gibbs is coming off a season in which he averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 assists per game while shooting .436 percent from three point range. He chose the Huskies over interest from Ohio State, Pittsburgh N.C. State and VCU.