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Fran Belibi

  • As of July 30, 2018

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup, 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • International Tournament Title: 2018 Latvia U17 International Invitational.
  • Member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team that captured gold with a perfect 7-0 record in Minsk, Belarus; averaged 8.0 ppg. and 5.7 rpg.
  • Aided the USA to a three-game sweep of Canada, China and Latvia in a pre-U17 World Cup exhibition tournament in Leipaja, Latvia.
  • Helped the 2017 USA U16 National Team capture the FIBA Americas U16 Championship gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which qualified the U.S. for the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.
  • Played on Denver at the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament April 8-9 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and finished in second place.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to Stanford University.

High School Honors

  • 2018 USA Today All-Colorado first team.
  • 2018 Colorado High School Athletic Association All-Class 5A first team.
  • 2017 Aurora Sentinel Player of the Year.
  • 2017 Aurora Sentinel All-Continental League first team.

High School Notes

  • Has played three varsity seasons at Regius Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado.
  • During her three-year prep career, posted career-highs of 31 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals; started 54 of 78 games played and amassed 938 points, 674 rebounds, 120 assists, 153 steals and 162 blocked shots.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, started 27 of 28 games and averaged 13.7 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 2.3 apg., 2.6 spg. and 1.6 bpg. in helping lead her team to a 24-4 record and the state runner-up finish.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in 25 of 26 games and averaged 15.7 ppg., 11.6 rpg., 1.6 apg., 2.6 spg. and 3.2 bpg. to help her team to a 20-7 record and the state tournament semifinals; missed time early in the season due to an ankle injury.
  • Became the first girl to dunk in a Colorado high school game, getting a steal at midcourt and throwing it down with her right hand in a 78-23 win over in-state opponent Grand Junction on Jan. 6, 2017.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started in two of 25 games and averaged 6.3 ppg., 5.9 rpg. and 1.5 bpg. to help her team to a 16-9 record.
  • Plays in the summer for Mile Hi Magic.
  • Grew up playing tennis and placed third in the state in doubles in 2016 as a freshman.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Kansas City, Kansas, and now resides in Centennial, Colorado.
  • Full name is Francesca, but prefers to go by Fran.
  • Daughter of Franck and Suzanne Belibi, who were born in Cameroon and moved to Belgium before coming to the United States; has one brother, Franck (9) and two sisters, Fabiola (14) and Hana (11).
  • Earned Academic All-State and was invited to the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.

THE BELIBI FILE

  • First played basketball: in September 2015 as a freshman because she thought it might be fun.
  • Enjoys: reading and playing with her siblings.
  • Favorite player: LeBron James.
  • Favorite class: math because there is always a right or wrong answer.
  • Most played songs: “Modern Slavery,” “Unforgettable” and “Pray for Me.”
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: Skittles.
  • Inspired by: her family.
  • International travels: has been to France and Africa to visit family, Spain with her school and Argetina with USA Basketball.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM   G/S   MIN/AVG   FGM-FGA   PCT   3PM-3PA   PCT   FTM-FTA   PCT   REB/AVG   PTS/AVG   AST   TO   BLK   STL 
2018 U17 7/0 98/14.0 23- 39 .590 0- 0 .--- 10- 16 .625 40/ 5.7 56/ 8.0 9 6 2 15
2018 U17X 3/0 40/13.3 9-  15 .600 0- 0 .--- 3-   7 .429 18/ 6.0 21/ 7.0 2 5 1 6
2017 U16 5/0 55/ 11.0 11- 22 .500 0- 0 .--- 2-   7 .286 29/ 5.8 24/ 4.8 2 5 2 6
TOTALS 15/0 193/12.9 43- 76 .566 0- 0 .--- 15- 30 .500 87/ 5.8 101/ 6.7 13 16 5 27

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