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MLHS’s Tibbs signs for college basketball

by Rebecca Pettingill
Staff Writer | June 1, 2022 4:55 PM

MOSES LAKE - Moses Lake High School senior Marshall Tibbs signed to Spokane Community College Bigfoot Basketball on Wednesday.

Tibbs’ mom and dad, Kimberly and Trevor Tibbs, said they are really proud of their son.

“He’s been playing basketball since he was this big,” Trevor said, holding up his thumb and pointer finger about an inch apart. “It’s his only sport and his only passion and it’s all he’s ever wanted to do. He’s risen up anywhere he’s ever went and we’re very proud of him.”

Marshall agreed, saying he’s always loved playing basketball and being on the court. He said it has always been a goal of his to play college basketball.

“I’m super excited,” said Marshall. “It was slow, the process of getting recruited, and so it feels good for it to finally all come together.”

He said he did not care where he got to play in college, he just wanted to play basketball but that it is nice he will get to play at a college he is familiar with. Marshall’s mom attended Spokane Community College and Marshall has played in the school’s gym several times over the years.

“I’ve always had that passion for the game and I just want to take it further,” said Marshall.

His high school coach, Jake Hunt, noted that the accomplishment of signing was well deserved because of the time and commitment Marshall put into basketball.

“Marshall’s the typical gym rat that a coach loves, comes into the gym without having to ask him, does it on his own, (and in the) off-season,” said Hunt.

Marshall’s parents and coach said he is hardworking and that he is a good student as well as athlete.

“I’ve always had the drive to get better and I get that from my parents because they’re very hardworking people,” said Marshall. “I’m a hardworking person and I'll go out and get whatever I want. I will go and work for it.”

Rebecca Pettingill may be reached at rpettingill@columbiabasinherald.com.

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Moses Lake senior Marshall Tibbs signed his letter of intent surrounded by his family, coaches and friends.

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