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By Bryan Messerly for WVUsports.com
May 08, 2013 05:00 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Remi Dibo, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers, WVU coach Bob Huggins announced today.
A native of Paris, France, Dibo currently attends Casper College in Wyoming. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“Remi gives us outstanding size and perimeter shooting from the wing position,” says Huggins. “His size and length should also help us at the defensive end and obviously on the backboards where we struggled mightily last year.”
As a sophomore at Casper College this past season, he averaged 18.2 points, connected on 41.9 percent of his 3-point attempts, averaged 4.9 rebounds and shot 82.7 percent from the free throw line. Dibo led Casper to a 24-8 record.
Dibo was named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Second Team All-American in 2012-13. He was also named to the All-Region IX team and the Region IX All-Tournament team. Dibo had 28 points and 15 rebounds in a 97-88 triple-overtime victory at Laramie County Community College. In a 95-74 win against Western Nebraska Community College, Dibo had six 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 31 points in 25 minutes.
As a freshman at Casper, he played in 31 games, averaged 12.4 points per contest, grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game, shot 71 percent from the free throw line and made 36 percent of his 3-point field goals. Dibo is rated by JucoRecruiting.com as the 24th-best junior college player in the 2013 class.
Dibo played his junior season of high school at Stoneridge Prep in Simi Valley, Calif., and his senior year at Mountain State Academy in Beckley. Dibo averaged 19 points and eight rebounds per contest for Mountain State. In a game against Oak Hill Academy, Dibo hit a long jumper with time winding down to propel No. 6 Mountain State past No. 3 Oak Hill Academy in the opening round of the ESPN Rise National High School Basketball Invitational.
Dibo has played on the Under-16 French National Team and played at the 2008 adidas Nations Camp that brought together about 100 of the top 18-and-under players from the around the world. Dibo, who was born in the Ivory Coast, played for Team Africa.
Dibo joins Nathan Adrian (Morgantown, W.Va./Morgantown HS), Jonathan Holton (Miami, Fla./Palm Beach State Community College [Fla.]), Elijah Macon (Columbus, Ohio/Brewster Academy [N.H.]), Brandon Watkins (Decatur, Ga./Grady HS) and Devin Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Montverde Academy [Fla.]) in the 2013-14 recruiting class.
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