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Gibbs hearing from more schools

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Sterling Gibbs is having a fantastic junior season and has clearly established himself as one of the top point guards in the Northeast. The West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep prospect is averaging 24 points and five assists per game and although no new offers have arrived there is definitely more interest.
Gibbs, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound recruit, said Wake Forest, Florida, Virginia and Connecticut have recently gotten involved. He already has offers from DePaul, Indiana, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Seton Hall.
"I'm playing the point and I'm playing the scoring point guard role because my team needs me to score," Gibbs said. "We don't have a whole lot of scorers but at the same time I'm able to dish and penetrate and find others.
"Winning is my main focus. I'll do whatever I have to do to win. If I didn't score as much as I am now and we were winning I wouldn't mind that either. I do have to score as much as I do and that helps us win."
Gibbs, rated as the No. 135 prospect in the 2011 class by Rivals.com, has been a scoring point guard his entire career whether it's in high school - he averaged almost 16 points and four assists as a sophomore - or in AAU and the junior believes he'll be able to translate that to the college game.
"I definitely think I can," Gibbs said. "I've been doing it throughout my high school career and even in AAU. It's not something I'm just getting used to. I've been used to doing it so I just have to carry that into college."
Last summer, Gibbs visited Villanova, Maryland, St. John's, Seton Hall and Rutgers and the New Jersey standout plans to see Wake Forest, Florida and Virginia before making any decisions. He said his recruitment is "wide open" at this point and he's in no rush to make a commitment.
"I don't plan on cutting my list until the middle of the spring time," Gibbs said. "Maybe I'll make a decision around then or maybe a summer decision."
Pittsburgh will more than likely play a big role in Gibbs' recruitment because his brother, Ashton, is a sophomore with the Panthers.
Although Ashton Gibbs isn't pushing his younger brother to a certain school there is a sense that Pitt will play a major factor when it comes to decision time.
"He's just saying stay positive and to take it all in," Gibbs said. "He's been through it all so he's able to help me out a lot and help me through it.
"He knows what I'm going through but at the same time it's a little weird for him because Pitt is recruiting me and he doesn't want to say not to go to a school but at the same time he wants me to make the best decision for myself.
"It definitely helps because he would be a senior when I was a freshman and he'd be able to help me get through my freshman lumps. He's been through it so he'd definitely be able to help me out."
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