It was a long road for Shadow Mountain High School's talented senior point guard prospect Michael Bibby, as he graduated from high school before making his final college decision. After finishing high school, Bibby would play through the summer looking to land a scholarship offer for himself.
After going through the entire summer months without a scholarship for hmself, Bibby would finally land one for himself and at the right level for himself, as he signed with a high-major division-I program - South Florida and head coach Orlando Antigua.
Bibby had held out all spring and summer, waiting for the right fit. In the end it all worked out for the younger Bibby, as he has signed a national letter of intent with the school and now will look to suit up for South Florida this fall.
Bibby selected South Florida over offers from such schools as USC, Memphis, UTEP, Cal Poly and numerous others. It was unclear as to where Bibby would land all spring and summer, but in the end he chose to go with a high major division-I program on the East Coast.
Bibby Jr., the son of former NBA star guard Mike Bibby, was selected as the 2016 Arizona Preps Big School Player of the Year. After missing much of his junior season to injuries, Bibby came back in his senior season to lead his program to another Division-II state title - the second of his high school career.
Led by the leadership of his father throughout his high school career, former NBA star guard Mike Bibby, Michael played with superior confidence throughout his high school career, and it showed a great deal this high school season as Bibby led Shadow Mountain to a 27-5 overall record this season - only losing once to Arizona competition. Bibby averaged 19.3 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2.7 steals per/game.
Bibby especially came up big for Shadow Mountain this high school season when it counted - leading his team to a come-from-behind victory in the D-II state semi-finals over Paradise Valley High School, and then a big blowout championship victory over a talented Agua Fria High School program.
As a sophomore, Bibby was terrific while leading his program to a Division-II State Championship. He would also be selected as a member of the All-Arizona Team by the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Congratulations to Michael Bibby and his father Mike Bibby from our staff here at Arizona Preps, and good luck to Michael in his basketball future ahead.