Seton Hall Prep coach on Gibbs: “He’ll make other guys better.”

Sterling Gibbs, a junior point guard from Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, N.J.,  told Jody Demling of the Louisville Courier-Journal on Saturday that he is interested in taking an official visit to Indiana in the fall. (Scroll down a ways, it’s there.) Seton Hall Prep coach Bob Farrell said Monday he had not talked to Gibbs about Indiana, but that he knew the IU coaching staff had come to see Gibbs last season.

“He’s pretty open right now,” Farrell said. “I didn’t know he was considering a visit,  but I know last year coach (Tom) Crean and (former coach Roshown) McLeod were at our practices. That’s really the only part I knew about it. I’m sure they’ve been in contact with him since then, but I didn’t know how serious it was.”

According to Farrell, whoever gets Gibbs will have a significantly different player than his brother Ashton, who was the leading scorer at Pittsburgh this season. Ashton, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound shooting guard, finished fifth in the Big East in 3-pointers this season with 78. Sterling, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, isn’t quite as likely to take 3’s.

“He’s not as good a shooter,” Farrell said. “But he’s more of a point guard. He’s very good at penetrating, and he can make the three. He’s very good in transition.”

Farrell said the younger Gibbs, a three-star recruit and the No. 135 player in the Class of 2011 according to Rivals.com, averaged about 20 points per game this season, leading Seton Hall Prep to the state semifinals.

“He’ll make other guys better,” Farrell said. “And he’ll be able to get it to the rim and get to the line and make all his foul shots. He’s a very good foul shooter.”

9 comments

  1. I could take him or leave him, but I would leave him due to our sholarship situation and all the better talent in the 11 and 12 classes.

  2. I’d bet Crean has higher priorities than Sterling, but you’ve always got to have an alternative.

  3. I see the hijacking of my name as a form of worship. Don’t forget to pass the collection plate.

  4. This is not really Chet. But if I were Chet, I’d say to myself, “come on Chet, if you are going to knock the collaborative effort to drown out 4guards’ silly nonsense, then you deserve to be imitated too.”

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