Sterling Gibbs is a American Professional basketball player. Sterling has played AAU basketball since age 9 and attributes much of his success to working out daily, basketball camps, and having positive role models to learn from on and off the court. Sterling has played on various highly competitive AAU teams in the Tri-State area, traveling worldwide and even being selected to play for the U-18 USA national team .
As a high-school player Sterling became the all-time leading scorer at Seton Hall Prep High School, (only to be surpassed by his younger brother TJ Gibbs in 2016).
Sterling was the starting point guard for 2 seasons at Seton Hall University where he was named Sophomore Athlete of the Year, Big East Second Team, All Met Stand Out, MVP of the Paradise Jam Invitational (Scoring a career high & tournament high of 40 points in the Championship Game). While at Seton Hall, he was one of the top 5 leading scorers in the Big East, and held a top 5 ranking nationally in 3 point percentage. Sterling lead the SHU team on a Big East Tournament run advancing his team to the semifinals for the first time in years over top seeded Villanova after scoring a game wining buzzer beater. Sterling graduated from Seton Hall University in 2015, Cum Laude, with a decree in social and behavioral sciences.
After Sterling’s graduation from
SHU, Sterling chose to transfer and play his final year of eligibility at the basketball “powerhouse” the University of Connecticut. He was noted by ESPN as the #1 transfer on the market. While at UCONN, Sterling was the starting point guard for all regular and post season games. He averaged 12.3 points and 3 assists per game. He lead his team to win the AAC championship and to the second round of the NCAA tournament where they lost to Kansas.
Sterling graduated from the University of Connecticut with a masters degree in Educational Psychology, he hopes to use this degree in the future as a collegiate coach.
Sterling has gone on to play professionally practicing with various NBA teams, playing on the Washington Wizards Summer League team, and competing in the highest divisions of professional play in Hungary, Dominican Republic, and Russia. He currently leads the European league in which he plays, in scoring with 21.6 points per game.