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Sterling Gibbs Is Transferring to UConn

Sterling Gibbs made it official over the weekend: He's headed to UConn.



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    Teammates mob Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs (4) after he hit the winning shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova in the second round of the Big East Conference tournament at Madison Square Garden, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in New York. Seton Hall won 64-63.

    Sterling Gibbs made it official over the weekend: He's headed to UConn. The former Seton Hall standout announced that he's transferring to play for Kevin Ollie and the Huskies, a move that gives a young UConn depth depth, experience and a scorer.

    The 6-2 combo guard 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).

     So why did Gibbs settle on UConn?

     "Overall, the coaches," he said, via the New Haven Register's David Borges. "It's a great coaching staff, great players, a seasoned team. Everything Coach Ollie has dealt with as far as guards. It's a UConn tradition, everything their guards have done throughout the years."

     "My favorite player has always been Marcus Williams. I used to watch all his games, even when he was on the Nets. The way he dished the ball and was also able to score a little bit. And, of course, Kemba (Walker) and Shabazz (Napier).

     Gibbs began his college career at Texas before transferring to Seton Hall. Last season was a rocky one for Seton Hall; the Pirated finished 16-15, the locker room was reportedly unsettled, and Gibbs was suspended two games for hitting Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono in the face with his forearm. 

    Gibbs will join 6-7 Shonn Miller as the Huskies' second transfer this offseason. Miller played previously at Cornell, and he will also use his fifth year of eligibility in Storrs.