March 11, 2009

Hibbert and DeMatha taking home titles

Senior shooting guard and Texas A&M signee Naji Hibbert waited until the right time to put his mark on Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha's 2008-09 season. The four-star prospect saw his scoring numbers drop as a senior as the Stags spread the wealth around.

But DeMatha turned to Hibbert in the two most important games of the season.

First, Hibbert scored 11 points including the game-winning lay-up with less than two seconds remaining to beat rival Gonzaga in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game, 62-61. In the Washington D.C. metro area, the winner of the WCAC faces off against the champion of the public school league for the right to the city championship.

There, Hibbert led DeMatha with 20 points in a 55-48 win over Ballou.

The 6-foot-6, 195-pound four-star prospect signed with Texas A&M over scholarship offers from Xavier, Clemson, Florida State, Marquette, Maryland, Miami and Syracuse.

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