Justin Bibbins

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Justin Bibbins
No. 1 – Élan Béarnais
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 (age 25)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Montgomery
(Torrance, California)
College
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019SKS Starogard Gdański
2019Mladost Zemun
2019–2020ZTE KK
2020Legia Warszawa
2020–presentÉlan Béarnais
Career highlights and awards

Justin Bibbins (born January 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for Long Beach State and Utah.

College career[edit]

Bibbins was recruited by Utah out of high school but the Utes did not have a scholarship available for him by the time he was to join the squad. Instead, Bibbins enrolled at Long Beach State and was twice named All-Conference.[1] He averaged 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game as a junior.[2] After graduating from Long Beach State, Bibbins decided to transfer to Utah for his final season of eligibility. He was named team captain despite being new to the program.[1] He did not start out the season strong, but had 23 points and made five 3-pointers in a victory against Ole Miss and became the team's primary scoring option after a rash of injuries to other players. As a senior at Utah, Bibbins averaged 14.8 points and 4.7 assists per game, hitting 93 three-pointers, the second-highest single-season mark in Utes history. He was named to the First-team All-Pac-12 and led the team to 23-win season and an appearance in the NIT championship game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Bibbins worked out for several NBA teams in preparation for the 2018 NBA draft and said he draws inspiration from former Utah player Kyle Kuzma.[4] On August 15, 2018, Bibbins signed with SKS Starogard Gdański of the Polish Basketball League.[5]

On October 13, 2019, he has signed with Mladost Zemun of the KLS.[6] Bibbins averaged 17.7 points and 5.9 assists per game. On November 26, 2019, he signed with ZTE KK of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A.[7] Bibbins averaged 18.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. On June 24, 2020, he signed with Legia Warszawa of the Polish Basketball League.[8] in 14 games, Bibbins averaged 18.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. On December 1, he signed with Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez of the LNB Pro A.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Facer, Dirk (January 3, 2018). "Transfer guard Justin Bibbins has been quite an addition for Runnin' Utes". Deseret News. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Haller, Doug (February 27, 2018). "Pac-12 Insider: My choices for all-conference awards, including player and coach of the year". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Worthy, Lynn (May 23, 2018). "Justin Bibbins proved himself in lone season with the Utes". 247 Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Woodyard, Eric (June 10, 2018). "Justin Bibbins draws NBA inspiration from Kyle Kuzma, other former Utah Utes". Deseret News. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Justin Bibbins inks with Polpharma Starogard". Sportando. Archived from the original on August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Justin Bibbins joins KK Mladost Zemun". Sportando. October 13, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Justin Bibbins leaves Mladost, signs with ZTE Zalakeramia". Sportando. November 26, 2019. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Legia Warszawa signs Justin Bibbins". Sportando. June 24, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  9. ^ "Pau-Lacq-Orthez lands Justin Bibbins, ex Legia". Eurobasket. December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 1, 2020.

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