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.
Sterling Gibbs is taking his talents to UConn.
“It’s a great opportunity to be able to come into a veteran team with a great coach and have the chance to make an impact,” Gibbs told SNY.tv. “The tradition of UConn and their guards speaks for itself.”
UConn has produced NBA guards Ray Allen, Kemba Walker and coach Kevin Ollie, among others.
The 6-foot-2 Seton Hall transfer chose the Huskies after visiting this past week and will be immediately eligible for Ollie’s crew. He also took trips to Pittsburgh and Ohio State.
Gibbs gives the Huskies an experienced scoring point guard to replace the departed Ryan Boatright (graduation) and Terrence Samuel (transfer). Gibbs will join returning guards Rodney Purvis, Omar Calhoun and Daniel Hamilton to give UConn one of the deepest and most experienced backcourts in the nation.
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. The Huskies had previously added fifth-year transfer Shonn Miller, an All-Ivy League forward at Cornell.
Asked what they would be looking for in a new school, Temple Gibbs, the player’s father, said, “We only have one year, it’s gotta be a great fit for him. We can’t make a mistake on this.”
Gibbs joins shooting guard Jalen Adams, the co-MVP of the Jordan Regional Game, and power forward Steven Enoch in UConn’s incoming recruit class.
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.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.