Seton Hall Transfer Focus: Sterling Gibbs

Mar 13, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Seton Hall Pirates head coach Kevin Willard questions an official

Profile:

Position: Point Guard

Size: 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds

Team Transferring From: Texas Longhorns

Statistics:

Freshman: 7.5 MPG, 2.6 PPG

Strengths:  

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A former 2 guard converted to full time point guard, Gibbs is a good all-around player who found out playing time was going to be hard to come by at Texas. He’s a hard worker who really saw his point guard skills round into form heading into college. He’s still a good scorer with a nice jump shot and the ability to get to the rim, but he’s an overall good floor general with the ball in his hands. He has solid handles, he’s an excellent distributor and has superb vision for the court, making the team better when he’s out there. Gibbs is also equally effective and disciplined on the defensive end, making him an ideal teammate to play alongside.

Weaknesses:

Being a point guard is still rather new to Gibbs and he wasn’t given much of an opportunity at Texas to display his skills. However, that year could have been a valuable learning experience for him, along with the year off after transferring that allowed him to improve and hone his skills. In the past he was noted of settling for a jump shot too easily rather than having a point guard’s mentality. And while he is a good scorer, it’s difficult to call him a combo guard given his size (6-foot-2).

How he will fit in:

Sterling, the younger brother of Ashton – former Big East star at Pitt – could come in right away after sitting out last year and assume the team’s point guard role. Tom Maayan could run the point given his experience, but it seems more likely that the player with more upside (Gibbs) will get the nod. He’ll give the team their best chance at winning as he is a versatile athlete who will keep defenses off-balance.

Topics: Basketball, Big East, Seton Hall Pirates, Sterling Gibbs

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