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Tuesday / November 21.
  • Gibbs Drawing Interest

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    Sterling_gibbsNow that Ashton Gibbs is headed to Pitt from Seton Hall Prep, it’s time to focus on the next Gibbs brother.

     

     

    Sterling Gibbs recently was named the Rookie of the Year at iS8 and there are those who say he could be the best point guard in the nation in the Class of 2011, certainly the best in New Jersey.

     

     

    Prep coach Bob Farrell said the 5-10, 160-pound Gibbs doesn’t hold any official offers coming off his freshman season, but “Every time I talk to a college coach, he’s the first name they bring up. He just has so much growth yet to go. They just have to see what level he’s at.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Farrell said Rutgers and Pitt have been to see Gibbs play. With Ashton headed to Pitt, the Pitt fans hope Sterling will follow his older brother.

     

     

    Sterling averaged about 8-10 points per game, but he scored 17 in the Essex County championship game, a 54-43 loss to eventual Tournament of Champions runner-up Newark Science.

     

     

    Farrell said Sterling is a different type of player than his brother, who is more of a combo guard.

     

     

    “He’ll be a different player than his brother, he’s more of a pure point guard,” the coach said. “A lot depends on the players around him, whether he’ll score a lot. If there are other really good players, he can do more.

     

     

    “He reminds me a little bit of (former Prep standout) Brevin Knight (of the LA Clippers). They’re built about the same. Sterling will get bigger. He’s maybe a little more offensive-minded than Brevin was.”

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.