With the retirement of head coach Gary Williams at Maryland, Sterling Gibbs has asked for and been granted his release from the Terrapins. Gibbs, the brother of Pitt star Ashton Gibbs, was once a Pitt basketball recruiting target, but end up choosing Maryland instead.â†µ
Even though Gibbs is now free to choose another school, the Panthers don't appear to be a fit for him, according to ZagsBlog:â†µ
"Yes," said the talented guard by phone. "I was officially released from my letter of intent."â†µ
Gibbs spoke with new Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon by phone on Wednesday night and decided it would be best if he opened up his recruitment to see what other options were available. "I am definitely still considering Maryland," said Gibbs. "I want to look at all of my options and see what the best fit for me and my family is." Turgeon came over from Texas A&M once Arizona head coach Sean Miller decided not take the job.â†µ
As for the potential suitors, a number of schools have already inquired about the senior floor general. Louisville, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Texas, Providence and Dayton among those in mix, according to Gary Charles.â†µ
As I recalled over at Cardiac Hill, it's not a big surprise Pitt doesn't look to a possible destination for Gibbs. Pursuing and ultimately signing him would put them back over the scholarship limit and the school would have little time to figure out how to go about fixing that problem with another transfer assuming all of the incoming players qualify academically.