Miami Basketball Signs Nike Sibande to Scholarship

By Published: 5/1/2017 5:24:16 PM Custom Tag

Athletic guard becomes fifth member of Coach Owens first recruiting class

Courtesy: Michael Roth
Assistant Athletic Communications Director

OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University men’s basketball coach Jack Owens announced the signing of Nike Sibande (Indianapolis, Ind./Crispus Attucks) to a scholarship on Wednesday. Sibande will begin play for the RedHawks during the 2017-18 season.

Sibande, a 6-3 guard, is a four-year letterwinner for Crispus Attucks High School. As a senior he averaged 22.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in leading Tigers to the Class 3A championship this past season. He scored 23 points in the championship game. SIbande was named to the 2017 IBCA Subway Senior All-State Supreme 15 as one of the top 15 seniors in the state of Indiana. He also earned High Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Associated Press.

“Nike brings a lot of athleticism and skill to our team,” said Owens. “He will be a great help to our guard position and I am looking forward to working with him as a defensive player who can guard a top wing in our league.”

Sibande joins Jalen Adaway (Logansport, Ind./Logansport), Isaiah Coleman-Lands (Indianapolis, Ind./La Lumiere School), Darrian Ringo (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg/Eastern Arizona/Midland) and Dalonte Brown (Toledo, Ohio/Bowsher) as part of Coach Owens’ first recruiting class.

Published: 5/1/2017 5:24:16 PM Custom Tag