Having played for the under age Australian national squads, there is no wonder Chloe Bibby was going to star in college.
Young Australian star Chloe Bibby has a history of success. She played for the under-17 Australian national team which finished fifth. Playing the the under-19 Australian Gems, she won Gold in the 2016 FIBA Oceania under-18 championship.
Bibby was playing with the WNBL Dandenong Rangers when she was a very young 15 year old in the 2013-14 WNBL season. She spent four years with the Rangers before committing to play for Mississippi State.
As a freshman, Bibby played in 37 games, only averaging 3.9 points per game. Of note she was the best freshman from the line of anyone shooting more than 25 free throws, going 27-of-33, good for 81.8 percent.
Bibby missed half her sophmore year through a knee injury. However, in her 17 games she scored 20 or more points twice, 24 points against Georgia and 21 points against Furman.
This season the 6’1″ forward has started 11 of the 12 games. She is averaging 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. This includes the 21 point, nine rebound against the University of South Florida.
What is especially encouraging for Bibby is that she was 5-of-7 from deep, good for 71 percent from behind the 3-point line. This is a number she is going to want to keep up going forward.
Mississippi State look good to qualify for March madness in 2020. If Bibby can showcase her talents there and with another season of NCAA ball, Bibby could be a good shot for the 2021 WNBA draft. Time will tell.