In an article by Adam Azgoria / SNY "Alston teaches a younger generation" highlighting NJ Net Rafer Aston’s work coaching inner city youth, he had these comments about 2011 prospect Sterling Gibbs. Aston described Gibbs, a 6-foot rising junior point guard out of Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, N.J as "a tremendous floor leader and playmaker." Sterling, ranked the #18 point guard by Scout.com, needs a lot of work. "He's more talented than the kids his age but he still needs a lot of work on understanding how to control the game, understanding time and score in situations. But other than that he's probably one of the better players in his class."
"Gibbs plans to visit several schools unofficially later this summer, including Villanova, Kentucky, Indiana, Duke and Oklahoma. He has listed Villanova as his leader but Pittsburgh cannot be discounted because his older brother, Ashton, is a rising sophomore for Jamie Dixon's team. Sterling Gibbs played on USA Basketball’s U16 team, which won the gold medal this summer in Argentina.