Four-star plans ND visit

Four-star point guard Temple Gibbs has been talking regularly with Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey since picking up a scholarship offer. Next up is a planned spring visit for a closer look at the Irish.

Temple Gibbs moved from one season straight into preparation for the next.

After helping Seton Hall Prep to a 25-2 record, Gibbs is already looking toward the AAU circuit and another run against EYBL competition. The four-star point guard from West Orange, N.J., wants to show growth in his game.

“We’ve definitely been working on my mid-range,” Gibbs said. “Just making my game more versatile, being able to do more than just shoot threes and get to the hole. Floaters, pull ups, stopping on a dime, stuff like that. Making sure my game is well-rounded now rather than two dimension with shooting three-pointers and getting to the hole.”

Gibbs also wants to begin sorting through his recruitment.

Connecticut and Notre Dame are among the latest to join a list of scholarship offers that includes Auburn, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Virginia.

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey made a point to watch Gibbs earlier this season and has kept up communication. Assistant Anthony Solomon has also been in touch.

“It’s been great,” Gibbs said. “I’ve talked to coach Brey a whole bunch of times and I love it. I can really feel the family atmosphere out there. They just came off a couple big wins. They won the ACC Tournament. I love the way that they’re building down there and think they can keep it going throughout the next couple years.”

Gibbs hopes to visit Notre Dame, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Miami this spring. Return trips to Boston College, Providence, Rutgers and Seton Hall could also be in the works.

“It’s just the atmosphere and making sure it’s a place I can fit well and belong,” Gibbs said. “It’s like a second family. I feel like once I go there, whether it’s far or close, it’s not a place where I’d feel I’m missing home because a lack of communication. I want to feel like a family there. Things like that, just making sure I’m gonna enjoy my college experience.”

Right now Gibbs, slotted No. 58 overall in the latest Scout.com rankings, plans to keep away from shortening the list as visits begin to take shape.

“Everything is still wide open,” Gibbs said. “I’m not exactly sure what I’m gonna do yet. I haven’t put a time on things. I just wanna make sure I’m taking my time and making the right pick.”


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