Junior point guard Michael Bibby, who has been dealing with a knee issue ever since leading Phoenix Shadow Mountain to the Division II boys basketball state championship in 2014, passed his first spring test last weekend in a tournament in Las Vegas.
“Gonzaga liked what they saw,” Mike Bibby said. “But it is a process. Against that competition, he did really good. But he still is working everything as a whole.”
Bibby, 6-foot-2, who made azcentral sports’ All-Arizona team as a sophomore, next plays in a Pump tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. He has undergone two knee surgeries since last spring.
Arizona’s Top 25 high school boys basketball players:
— Phoenix St. Mary’s freshman, K.J. Hymes, a 6-9 freshman, picked up an offer from Clemson over the weekend, his coach, Ty Amundsen reported on Twitter. Hymes is teaming with Tempe Corona del Sol 6-11 freshman Marvin Bagley III on Bagley’s father’s team, the Phoenix Phamily. He also is playing for the Arizona Warriors.
Bagley picked up his 13th offer on Sunday, this one from Memphis coach Josh Pastner.
Hymes is a raw prospect with great upside and an ability to hit 3-pointers.
Last weekend, Hymes joined the Warriors in Philadelphia where he got seen by Clemson.
“K.J. has worked really hard this off-season,” St. Mary’s coach Ty Amundsen said. “He is spending a lot of time lifting weights and training individually with his father, but more than anything he is gaining confidence.”
Amundsen said the Clemson coach told Warriors coach Curtis Ekmark that he was “excited about K.J.’s potential, length and skill set.”
— Gilbert Williams Field junior Wyatt Lowell, now 6-9, playing for the Warriors, recently picked up three more college offers, giving him six.
He is getting small, Division I offers, but Gonzaga is starting to take notice, according to his dad.
He is teaming up this spring and summer with Chandler Tri-City Christian sophomore wing Brock Gardner, who also is getting attention from Gonzaga.