Posted On: 01/12/20 8:41 PM

Back in November, I took a trip over to the practice gym of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. It was my first visit to the prestigious private school, so I was taking a bit of a blind look at the Raider basketball team. 

It didn't take me long to realize the talent, particularly in a flash with 2021 point guard Zach Zibelli. While I was impressed with the juniors athletic ability at the position, Zibelli already had the DNA of a basketball player long before I took my first witness on that November day.

"My parents will tell you I was born an athlete," said Zibelli. "Athletics and competition pretty much run in my blood. My parents were both athletes so at a very young age I discovered my love for sports. I played every sport growing up from soccer, football, basketball and even a bit of baseball. I excelled in all of them but basketball was always on my mind."

During the Raiders practice, Zibelli seemed to have all the tools of a standout basketball player. The six-foot-guard looked natural in 3-man weave drills and a professional running the court with the ball in his hands.

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