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Pitt Basketball: Sterling Gibbs Gets Release, But Pitt Not In The Cards?

So far, Jamie Dixon doesn't look to be pursuing Sterling Gibbs (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
So far, Jamie Dixon doesn't look to be pursuing Sterling Gibbs (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Sterling Gibbs has asked for and been granted his scholarship release from Maryland. Still, while Pitt had been after him before, it looks like the Panthers might not be a potential destination.

I've gone over this ad nauseum, but Pitt would have been hard pressed to pick up the younger Gibbs. They just got through getting under the scholarship limit and another move would have been had to be made with Ashton coming back.

It appears that Pitt (unsurprisingly) isn't coming calling now that Gibbs is back on the block:

"Yes," said the talented guard by phone. "I was officially released from my letter of intent."

Gibbs spoke with new Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon by phone on Wednesday night and decided it would be best if he opened up his recruitment to see what other options were available. "I am definitely still considering Maryland," said Gibbs. "I want to look at all of my options and see what the best fit for me and my family is." Turgeon came over from Texas A&M once Arizona head coach Sean Miller decided not take the job.

As for the potential suitors, a number of schools have already inquired about the senior floor general. Louisville, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Texas, Providence and Dayton among those in mix, according to Gary Charles.

Charles is Gibbs' AAU coach, so he should be in the know.