The Huskies will be a completely different team in 2015-16. Gone are Ryan Boatright (graduation) and Terrence Samuel (transfer), and in their places are incoming freshmen Jalen Adams and Steve Enoch, and transfers Shonn Miller and Sterling Gibbs.
Of the group, the explosive Adams has the most upside while Gibbs, who announced he was coming to UConn over the weekend, offers a proven track record after stops at Texas and Seton Hall.
With Boatright's departure comes a void at the point-guard position, one both Gibbs and Adams could fill.
"I'm a point guard, 100-percent," Gibbs said, via the New Haven Register. "I can score the ball, and the fact that I'm able to score, sometimes people may try to say, 'He's a combo, a two-guard.' But I'm a point guard who can score, and at the same I'm I'm able to get my teammates involved."
Gibbs averaged 16.7 points per game last season to go along with 3.8 assists. He also led the Big East in three-point shooting percentage (45).
Gibbs also has high hopes for what UConn can do in 2015-16, after a disappointing effort last season.
"I think UConn can be really good," he said. The sky's the limit. It's not like anything's gonna be given to us. I know Coach Ollie's gonna push us to the limit, make sure we all jell together as one family, as a brotherhood."
It also doesn't hurt to play for a program that has a proven track record when it comes to churning out NBA-ready guards.
“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.”