Charles: Panthers Guard Is National Prospect

Reporter Mike Sullivan has the story on the young guard Sterling Gibbs ...

While watching his New York Panthers play over the past two days at the Joe Brown Memorial tournament in New Jersey, New York Panthers' program director Gary Charles spoke very highly about the individual game of Sterling Gibbs.

"He's so young and keeps getting better," said Charles of his rising sophomore prospect. The 5-foot-9 guard from Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey is a 2011 recruit.

"He has confidence and is getting better at making the right play when he has the ball in certain spots on the floor," said Charles.

Add up all these incredients in Gibbs' individual game, and Charles feels his guard is a national recruit.

"Everyone is interested in him," said Charles with a smile.

It's certainly early in his recruiting process but the list is likely to pile up by the time the summer concludes. Charles thinks that by the time Gibbs finishes up his high school career, he'll be a high division one player.

"He's got plenty of time to work on his game," said Charles. "Let's see how he does over the next year or two."

The area schools have already been showing interest, according to Charles. "It's just not in this area though," said Gary. "It's a national interest in his game."

Certainly, schools like Rutgers, Seton Hall, Connecticut, and St. John's are going to make an effort.

"I would think so but it's so early that what you want to see is progress every year and he seems to be doing that," said Charles.

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