Seton Hall junior Sterling Gibbs is leaving the program.
“We appreciate everything Sterling has done for our program over the last three years and wish him all the best as he pursues a Master’s degree at another university,” SHU coach Kevin Willard said in a statement.
With this, we see in Gibbs a rare case of a transfer player — who is immediately eligible; Gibbs will be a graduate transfer and therefore able to step in and play at a new school next fall — who can join a new program and likely make a big difference right away.
Gibbs, who began his career at Texas, spent the past three seasons with SHU, the first of those a redshirt year. Last season he averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 assists. The 6-foot-2 senior-to-be was Second Team All-Big East last season as well. Gibbs said in March he’d be returning to Seton Hall for his final season, but something has obviously shifted him off that vow.
Any team in search of a scoring combo guard and a one-year solution will reach out to Gibbs, who will not be short on suitors. All told, he’s one of the three or four biggest transfer bachelors we’ll see on the market this spring.