The last time we focused on Highland Prep High School's talented 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior guard Presley Ibeh, I spoke about him soaring below the recruiting radar. While he has yet to receive a Division-I offer to his credit, Obeh is certainly well worthy of one. The gifted and athletic guard prospect has taken his game to another level this high school season, and has become one of the state's elite athletic talents. Obeh is one prospect in the state, among the 2024 Class, that is well deserving of serious recruiting interest at different college levels, as he has consistently improved his overall numbers each high school season, and is on the rise this high school season.
Many top-rated prospects in Arizona's 2024 Class signed their respective National Letters of Intent with the college programs of their choice in the fall (2023), but there are still many excellent prospects for college programs to pursue this spring, despite the looming importance of the NCAA Transfer Portal. Division-I college programs will certainly be focused on transfers to build their programs for next fall, but there are still numerous prospects that will be available during the NCAA Late Signing Period, that can help college programs win. One of these prospects is Presley Ibeh. Ibeh is a nice talent and worthy of serious college recruitment.
Ibeh is a high-level athlete that has broken a backboard in a game this high school season. The broken backboard came in a game at Phoenix Christian High School earlier this season, in which Ibeh went to catch an alley-oop pass from a teammate on an inbounds play. The attempted two-handed dunk brought down the backboard, as everyone in attendance was in shock.
What has also been shocking has been Ibeh's performance through this senior season. While leading his Highland Prep team to an 8-5 overall record thus far this season, Ibeh has posted tremendous numbers for himself. This production has made his team competitive, as a result of his dominant play on both sides of the basketball. Ibeh is having his best season of his career as a senior - averaging 23.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3 steals per/game.
Currently, Ibeh has serious recruiting interest from Ole Miss and Southern Utah, according to his club coach with The Factory, Kenny Mullins. Ibeh currently has offers to his credit from Embry Riddle and Cal State San Marcos.
Ibeh has done his all to help his program compete each night in the state's 2A Division. While the 2A Division is not regarded as an elite Division in the state, Ibeh can play with anyone. He has proven it in the club season, as he has helped his Factory program to numerous strong finishes on the club circuit.
Ibeh is a nice find as a guard prospect, as he is a Russell Westbrook-type (NBA) as a player. A strong and athletic combo-guard prospect with a good handle and strong defensive prowess. A very good scorer that attacks consistently off the dribble, and also possess a strong mid-range game, Ibeh has also become a serious defender on the ball that competes hard and plays passing lanes. He has the potential to be a lock-down defender at the collegiate level. Ibeh's defensive abilities will allow him to play early in college. He has also improved his finishing ability and decision making on the floor, and is now able to play both guard positions legitimately - a nice attribute, although he is at his best as a driver and finisher.
I will continue to follow this young man this high school season, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop. I believe that Ibeh is one prospect that college coaches need to get on now.