Sterling Gibbs

Guard • 6-2 / 185 cms • 180 lbs / 82 kgs
Seton Hall Prep School ‘11
Scotch Plains, New Jersey

USA Basketball
• Member of the 2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team that finished with a 5-2 record and in fourth place at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
• Participated in the MDNT 2010 spring training, June 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas.
• Named to the 2009 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team on June 9, 2009.
• Averaged 9.2 ppg., 2.8 apg. and 1.8 spg.in 15.2 mpg. to help the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal in the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 17-21 in Mendoza, Argentina. The finish earned the USA its berth into the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.
• Ranked No. 1 in the tournament with a 7.0 assist-to-turnover ratio.
• Named to the 2009-10 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on May 28, 2009.

College Notes
• Verbally commiitted to play for and attend Maryland.

Honors
• Named to 2010 All-Conference, All-County and All-Metropolitain first teams and All-State second team.
• Named 2009 All-State Non-Public School third team, All-Sate Sophomore first team and All-Essex County first team by the Newark Star-Ledger.
• Listed as the Newark Star-Ledger’s 2008 Freshman of the Year and 2009 Sophomore of the Year.

High School Notes
• Attends Seton Hall Prep School (N.J.), where he averaged 24 ppg., 4rpg., 6apg. and 3 spg. as a junior in 2009-10, leading his team to a 28-3 record.
• Helped his team in 2008-09 to a 26-4 record; started all 30 games and averaged 18.5 ppg. and 6.1 apg.
• Helped lead the Pirates in 2007-08 as a freshman to the NJSIAA Non-Public A North Tournament championship game and a 24-6 record; averaged 15.7 ppg. and 3.8 apg.
• In 2008, Seton Hall reached the Essex County Tournament finals for the 12th time in 13 years and advanced to the state semifinals.
• Posted single-game bests of 33 points versus St. Peter’s Prep, 11 assists versus Elizabeth and 12 rebounds versus East Orange.
• Gained international experience playing under FIBA rules as a member of the Gordon-Hanley All Stars that captured the 2009 La Roche-sur-Yon Championship in France, marking the first time in 15 years a U.S. team has won the tournament crown.
• Competes in the summer for the New York Panthers.

The Personal Scoop
• Born July 17, 1993.
• Son of Temple and Jacqueline Gibbs, has two brothers, Ashton (20) and T.J. (13).
• Brother, Ashton, recently completed his sophomore year as a member of the Pittsburgh basketball team, and his father played for Temple.
• Favorite sports other than basketball: football and baseball.
• Favorite food: pizza.
• Favorite magazine: SLAM Magazine.
• Favorite basketball player of all-time: Chris Paul.
• Favorite team: Cleveland Cavaliers.
• Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Venus Williams.
• Strangest place ever played hoops: in a dark park.
• Best player I’ve ever faced: brother, Ashton Gibbs.
• I want to play one-on-one against: Chris Paul.
• Always at my bedside is: a picture of my grandpa.
• Always in my fridge: iced tea.
• One piece of clothing I can’t live without: underpants.
• Most interesting place ever visited: France, it was a different experience.
• Away from basketball I enjoy: drawing and hanging out with friends.
• Can’t live without: my family.
• Most people don’t know: I’m really into poetry.
• This right-hander wears No. 3 because it’s a favorite number.

USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2009 U16 5/0 12-24 .500 2-10 .200 20-26 .769 5/1.0 46/9.2 14 0 9

2009 U16 - 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, Mendoza, Argentina (the USA finished 5-0 to win the gold medal).