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NC State a finalist for Seton Hall transfer Sterling Gibbs

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NC State is one of six schools with a shot at landing Seton Hall graduate transfer Sterling Gibbs, per ESPN's Jeff Borzello. Pittsburgh, UConn, Ohio State, VCU, and Baylor are also in the mix. Gibbs, who will be playing for his third school in four years, is eligible to play immediately.

Gibbs is just the sort of difference-maker at the offensive end who would alter NC State's outlook significantly heading into next season. He averaged more than 16 points per game with the Pirates last season while shooting a career-high 43.6% from three-point range. He is a career 40% three-point shooter.

He's demonstrated the ability to handle an above-average workload over the last two years, and although his shooting accuracy inside the arc leaves a lot to be desired, there's plenty to like about his overall game. The 6-2, 185-pounder has a knack for drawing fouls, his assist rate is excellent, and he's taken good care of the ball. Plus that three-point shooting I mentioned.

Reports cropped up last week that Gibbs had committed to UConn, but Gibbs later refuted them, though the Huskies are obviously very much in the running for his services. He plans to take several visits, including one to NC State, and he is expected to visit UConn next week.