Report: Mike Bibby's son to sign with USF
The Bulls men's basketball team reportedly has filled its 13th and final scholarship vacancy for the upcoming season.
Michael Bibby, son of the 16-year NBA veteran and star of the 1997 University of Arizona national title team, told azcentral.com on Friday he intends to sign with USF. A 6-foot-2 point guard (his dad's position), Bibby led Phoenix's Shadow Mountain High to two state titles in three seasons.
He visited USF earlier this week after being spotted by the Bulls in July while competing with a Utah travel team in Las Vegas. If Bibby signs, it is believed he'd be eligible for the 2016-17 season.
"I want to prove to all the other schools that didn’t really recruit me that I’m good," said Bibby, whose junior season was shortened by a pair of knee surgeries. "I found my spot."
The azcentral.com "Big School" Player of the Year this past season, Bibby averaged 19.3 points, five assists, four rebounds and 2.7 steals for Shadow Mountain. In the state title game against Avondale Agua Fria, he totaled 22 points (hitting three of six 3-pointers), 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals in an 86-55 rout.
"He was like a little coach out there," said the elder Mike Bibby, also his coach. "He's out there talking, doing his stuff. He's like a clone of how I played. The way he moves and how he plays is like how I played."