Justin Bibbs’s Growing National Respect


Nov 15, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies fans cheer. The Hokies defeated the Western Carolina Catamounts 79-61 at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

For a while, Virginia Tech fans have been excited about the Class of 2014 with shooting guard Jalen Hudson being seen as a quality addition but one player standing out not just within the class but also on a national stage. While Hudson is a four-star recruit, Justin Bibbs has become a rising name all across recruiting analysts for college basketball as the four-star shooting guard/small forward has climbed to #70 in the ESPN 100 after starting the season outside of the ESPN 100.

Justin Bibbs has been overshadowed throughout the year on his own team at Montverde Academy. During the recent Dick’s Sporting Goods National Tournament, Ohio State signee D’Angelo Russell and Class of 2015 LSU commit Ben Simmons were getting all the attention and while both those players are very talented, Bibbs deserved a lot more respect. However, Justin Bibbs kept playing hard and showed that he is one of the most underrated players in the Class of 2014.

Justin Bibbs is a very athletic wing player that brings the versatility that will allow him to fit in perfectly with Buzz Williams’s style. Bibbs also has the talent to immediately start and replace Jarell Eddie while also potentially being the featured scorer that can attack the hoop or make some threes. Bibbs is a very well-rounded player that is fairly sound fundamentally which is something you definitely want to see in a player that will carry major minutes as a freshman. Justin Bibbs has always been a talented player and national recruiting analysts are finally giving him the respect he deserves.

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