Tuesday, October 4

Duke’s Mark Mitchell and Baylor’s Keyonte George set to clash for NIBC title

The country’s top high school basketball conference, featuring 20 players ranked in the SI99, won’t lack for suspense as the NIBC prepares for its final session this weekend in New Jersey.

RELATED: 2022 SI99 Basketball Recruiting Rankings

Storylines abound with GEICO Nationals looming in late March and the clock ticking on opportunities to strengthen resumes for one of the eight berths.

Here are a few.

Sunrise Christian, IMG Academy on a collision course

Buffaloes’ duo Mark Mitchell and Gradey Dick combined for 44 points and eight rebounds to lead Sunrise to the 68-62 win on Dec. 4.

The Buffaloes forced IMG into a chilly 3 of 13 showing from the three-point line in the second half; a stark contrast from the 6 of 9 start from three in the first half, and the defensive adjustment to press up on IMG’s shooters made all the difference in the game.


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