|MIKE BIBBY & MIKE BIBBY, JR: Class of 2016|
Written by: Prospect-Central
Have you ever noticed how many pro athletes name their children after themselves? From Barry Sanders, Jr. to Juwan Howard, Jr., more and more sons of former stars are beginning to start their own athletic careers. The only catch is, they're gonna have to do it sharing the same name.
|What team does Mike Bibby, Jr. play for?|
If Mike Bibby, Jr. wasn't the son of Mike Bibby, Sr., he probably wouldn't be featured by Prospect-Central. That's not to say the 5-foot-11 point guard can't ball, but when your father played 14 seasons in the NBA, was drafted 2nd overall in 1998, won an NCAA championship with the Arizona Wildcats, and by the way earned over 100 million dollars in his career, it's safe to say that would trump any other reason for writing an article.
Slowly emerging from the shadows of his famous father, Mike Bibby, Jr. has been playing very well during his first year of high school basketball. He's putting up some decent numbers for Shadow Mountain High School (Phoenix, AZ), averaging 9.2 ppg, 2.1 spg, and 4.1 apg, which is actually good for top 30 in the freshman class. Shadow Mountain is also the Alma mater of his father.
|Is Mike Bibby, Jr. the next Mike Bibby?|
What type of player will Mike Bibby, Jr. become though? With three more years of high school ball, the tutelage of his father, plus the fact he'll develop his game in college, the NBA is certainly not out of the question. He obviously can't rely on his name to make that a reality, but I wouldn't bet against a Bibby. After all, his grandfather Henry Bibby played in the league as well. Only time will tell if he can live up to such lofty expectations, but even if he doesn't play at the highest level, Mike Bibby, Jr. will always be a 3rd generation Bibby!!!
02/09/13 - Mike Bibby gets ejected from Mike Bibby, Jr.'s high school game vs. Sunnyslope.