AURORA | A profile look at Grandview junior Simon Kibbee who is on the roster of Team East of the sixth A-Town All-Star Boys Game:

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SIMON KIBBEE

School: Grandview High School

Year: Junior

Height: 6-foot-8

2021-22 average: 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.5 assists

Season highlights: Coach Michael Rogers’ returned to the Grandview bench after a year away and it turned out to be an up-and-down type season that saw the Wolves play better in the latter part of the campaign. A slow start came in large part due to the significant number of multi-sport athletes on the roster, including a large number of players that contributed to the Grandview football team’s run to the Class 5A semifinals, which overlapped the start of winter practices. One of those players was Kibbee, a tight end on the football field, who provided Grandview a large target in the paint who ended up leading the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. The All-Centennial League second team performer had 13 double-digit scoring performances — including a season-high 25 points in a loss to eventual 5A state runner-up Chaparral — and he averaged 7.5 rebounds as well in a season that included four double-doubles. He blocked five shots against Overland in the season finale and average 1.8 rejections per contest to pace the Wolves, while he also dished out 1.5 assists per game. Kibbee earned selection to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.

Kibbee vs. Aurora teams: vs. Vista PEAK (8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks); vs. Rangeview (17 points, 9 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (6 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists); vs. Eaglecrest (11 points, 7 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (17 points, 7 rebounds); vs. Overland (8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks); vs. Eaglecrest (6 points, 9 rebounds); vs. Smoky Hill (13 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks); vs. Overland (24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks)