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Gibbs picks Seton Hall

Was Temple ever a possible destination for Sterling Gibbs?

Gibbs picks Seton Hall

Sterling Gibbs talks with coach Rick Barnes. Gibbs has decided to transfer to Seton Hall, not Temple. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Sterling Gibbs talks with coach Rick Barnes. Gibbs has decided to transfer to Seton Hall, not Temple. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Was Temple ever a possible destination for Sterling Gibbs?

The 6-foot-1 point guard, who left Texas after the spring semester, has transferred to Seton Hall. The Newark Star-Ledger and Zagsblog.com reported that Gibbs, a rising sophomore, had considered playing for the Owls. The Star-Ledger even wrote Gibbs was "being wooed by Temple."

However, someone close to Temple's program denied those reports on Friday.

"That's way off," the source said. Temple "never offered nor discussed signing Gibbs."

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At this point, it doesn't matter.

Gibbs picked Seton Hall after spending Thursday with Pirates coaches and players at the school's South Orange, N.J. campus.

Gibbs averaged just eight minutes and 2.6 points as a backup to standout Myck Kabongo this past season at Texas. Both players were freshmen.

The Scotch Plains, N.J. native, who played high school ball at Seton Hall Prep, had expressed a desire to play closer to home during this past season. Gibbs will try to get a hardship waiver, which would allow him to not have to sit out a year, as per NCAA transfer rules.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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