Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
“He’s at Pitt right now, he’ll go to Ohio State today [Thursday],” Temple Gibbs said by phone. “I’ll meet him at Ohio State [Friday].”
Ashton Gibbs, Sterling’s older brother who played at Pitt from 2008-12, attended some of the visit with his brother, but Temple said he hadn’t spoken to them recently.
The 6-foot-2 point guard is down to Pittsburgh, Ohio State, UConn, Baylor, N.C. State and VCU.
He will visit UConn next week.
“Yeah, we have a UConn visit next week,” Temple said.
Gibbs may take other visits, but nothing else is finalized.
“I don’t want to say anything until we’re lined up definitely,” Temple said.
Gibbs was a second-team all-Big East selection this past season, averaging 16.3 points and 3.8 assists a game. He is ranked the No. 1 transfer on ESPN’s transfer list. He will be immediately eligible wherever he lands.
“I’m hoping [he decides] soon,” Temple said. “I can’t say a timetable, but I’m hoping soon.”
Asked what they would be looking for in a new school, Temple said, “We only have one year, it’s gotta be a great fit for him. We can’t make a mistake on this.”
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.