AURORA | ESPN comes to town Thursday to honor former Regis Jesuit star Fran Belibi.
To honor Belibi’s appearance on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays list — which she accomplished when she became Colorado’s first girls prep basketball player to dunk in a game during her sophomore year — the sports network will unveil a “unique and custom designed public installation” at Aurora’s Hoops Park.
Free and open to the public to attend, the ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Hoops Park, 16300 E. 6th Ave. Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare is set to speak, as is Regis Jesuit girls basketball coach Carl Mattei.
Belibi had a strong senior season at Regis Jesuit, helping the Raiders advance to the Class 5A state semifinals. She made her third A-Town All-Star Game appearance as well and after she graduated in May, Belibi helped USA Basketball win a gold medal at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.
Soon, she will head to Stanford University.
Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports