Since transfer season started, which is basically college basketball’s free agency period, players have been moving around like crazy. The Utes lost a couple of players, but now they’re on the receiving end of a transfer with the signing of Justin Bibbins of Long Beach State.
Bibbins is a graduate transfer and eligible to play immediately. Bibbins averaged 13.1 ppg as a junior this past season, on 37.5 percent shooting from 3-point range and 88 percent from the free throw line. Everything I’ve been able to gather on Bibbins is that he is a “true point guard.” Which is something Utah has been missing since Delon Wright, someone to setup teammates, run an offense and settle things down when everything breaks down.
If he’s able to run the offense, then guards like Sedrick Barefield can play off the ball and be put more into catch and shoot scenerios.
Overall, this is a positive signing for the Utes, and should hopefully settle the back court. Utah hasn’t had problems scoring the ball, they’ve had problems taking care of the ball.
It’ll be interesting to see if they land another transfer, but they are moving the right direction.