Any college hoops team that loses their leading scorer for any period of time is likely in deep trouble, but when the situation surrounding the injury solicits such reactions as “devastating” and “not good”, it’s probably even uglier.
Devastating vibe around the Seton Hall locker room. Pirates are now without Sterling Gibbs (Willard called knee injury “not good”).
— John Fanta (@JohnFanta13) December 14, 2013
Seton Hall lead guard Sterling Gibbs suffered what looks to be a severe knee injury during the team’s 83-80 overtime loss to St. Peter’s (yikes), and while there is no diagnosis, multiple outlets are reporting that it could be season-ending. “The Hall” isn’t considered to be a front-runner in the new Big East conference, but without Gibbs, things could fly off the rails in a hurry for the Pirates.
On the year, the 6-foot-2 guard sophomore guard is averaging 16 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game, but in addition to those simple numbers, he also has a big-time pedigree. Gibbs was originally playing at Texas before transferring back East, and like anyone who gets that type of top-tier offer, the talent level speaks for itself.
It’s too early to bank on Gibbs’ as a season-long absence, but news is certainly negative at the moment. Stay tuned.