2014 Montverde Academy graduate Justin Bibbs, a native of Dayton, Ohio, recently completed his freshman year at the Virginia Tech as a member of the “Hokie” Men’s Varsity basketball team. Last week, he was selected as one of the one of 24 players invited to participate in the 2015 USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship team training camp. The annual training camp was created to select and develop a roster of 12 team-members to represent the United States on the final 2015 USA Under-19 World Championship team. Donnie Bostwick of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas), Kerry Keating from Santa Clara University, and LeVelle Moton of North Carolina Central University, will be the court coaches for the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team training camp. The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team committee selected the court coaches. This summer’s camp will be held from June 12th -26th in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the World Championships will be played from June 27th-July 5th in Heraklion, Crete Greece. USA’s team will be coached by the University of Arizona’s Head-Coach Sean Miller, and assisted by coaches Ed Cooley of Providence College and Archie Miller of the University of Dayton.
As an agile 6-foot-5 and 220 pound shooting guard, Bibbs started the 2014-2015 NCAA college basketball season very strong, but missed two weeks after suffering a concussion. By season’s end, Bibbs averaged 11.4 points a game – and shot a remarkable 42 percent from three-point realm. In April of 2014, Bibbs was influential in Montverde Academy’s 2013-2014 Boys’ Varsity Boys’ Basketball team winning its 2nd consecutive national high school basketball title by defeating Oak Hill Academy of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, 71-62, in the championship game of the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament played at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Bibbs was a top college prospect for 2014 and was ranked in several “top 100” national high-school shooting guard polls. Justin received scholarships to many colleges and universities that included the University of Central Florida and Xavier.
Twenty-four players are expected to take part in the upcoming training camp, including returning USA Basketball gold medalists: Tyus Battle (St. Bernard’s School/Edison, N.J.); Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic H.S./Union, N.J.); Jalen Brunson (Stevenson H.S./Lincolnshire, Ill.); Terrance Ferguson (Prime Prep Academy/Flower Mound, Texas); Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.); Josh Jackson (Prolific Prep, Calif./Southfield, Mich.); Diamond Stone (Dominican H.S./Milwaukee, Wis.); Caleb Swanigan (Homestead H.S./Fort Wayne, Ind.); Jayson Tatum (Chaminade College Prep/St. Louis, Mo.); Allonzo Trier (Findlay Prep, Nev./Seattle, Wash.); and Seventh Woods (Hammond School/Columbia, S.C.). Other 2015 USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship team training camp invitees include Justin Bibbs (Virginia Tech/Dayton, Ohio); Brekkott Chapman (Utah/Roy, Utah); Vince Edwards (Purdue/Middletown, Ohio); Jawun Evans (Kimball H.S./Dallas, Texas); Riley LaChance (Vanderbilt/Brookfield, Wis.); T.J. Leaf (Foothills Christian H.S./Lakeside, Calif.); Silas Melson (Gonzaga/Portland, Ore.); Malik Monk (Bentonville H.S./Lepanto, Ark.); Chinanu Onauku (Louisville/Lanham, Md.); Eric Paschall (Villanova/Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.); L.J. Peak (Georgetown/Gaffney, S.C.); Malik Pope (San Diego State/Sacramento, Calif.); and Thomas Welsh (UCLA/Redondo Beach, Calif.). For information on Justin’s selection to the 2015 USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship team training camp, please visit HERE.