From the minute Gary Williams stepped down as the head coach at Maryland, Pirate fans have been wondering about the chances that Seton Hall has with the highly recruited point guard from Seton Hall Prep (NJ). Some of those questions have been answered by NYCHoops just minutes ago.
According to Sterling & NY Panthers head coach and director Gary Charles, Gibbs is seeking a release from Maryland. New coach Mark Turgeon tried convincing Gibbs to stay with the program but Gibbs said "He doesn't really know me and my game." According to Charles, it seems like Gibbs is trying to make his decision before the closed recruiting period that begins on May 19th. According to NYCHoops, both Charles and Gibbs said that a final decision will be made "Immediately."
Due to NCAA rules, schools are not allowed to contact another player until they are released from their school, but NYCHoops is reporting that the following schools have contacted Gary Charles about Gibbs: "Miami, Florida, Louisville, Seton Hall, Providence, Texas and Colorado."
No schools can officially contact Gibbs until he is released, for now this is surely an interesting development. We will update this story as more information rolls in.
Jeff Borzello of CBSSports weighs in: Maryland recruit asks for release
***UPDATE 5/12 5:20PM***
Adam Zagoria tweeted the following:
Sounds like a release is going to be coming out sometime today from Maryland University on the release of Gibbs. Once that happens, schools can contact Sterling within NCAA guidelines.
Its also important to note that the list of schools has changed slightly. Notre Dame and Dayton are new to the list while Florida, Miami, and Colorado were removed. Louisville, Texas, Seton Hall and Providence are the four constants.
***Update 5/12 5:35PM***
Its all but official.