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The Little Dribblers program has a rich 50-plus-year history of connecting generations of passionate Islander hoopsters. Open to basketball players in 2nd to 9th grade of any ability, the program is run by MIHS Boys Head Coach Gavin Cree and his high school players. Get your players on the court to play, and be coached and mentored by Coach Gavin and his high school players. All proceeds go to benefit MIHS boys’ basketball.

Dates (all at Mercer Island High School Gym):

December 7, 14, and 21
January 11 and 25
February 1 and 8


2nd-4th graders, 9:00 - 10:00 am
5th-6th graders, 10:00 - 11:00 am
7th-9th graders, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $85

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MIHS Boys Basketball Parents & Prospective Players,

College teams are practicing, and the NBA has started. That means the MIHS season is just around the corner. Tryouts are on November 18th & 19th, less than three weeks away.

Nov. 18:  3:30-6:00, MIHS Main Gym
Nov. 19:  3:30-5:30 (C) and 6:00-8:00 (Varsity/JV)

All players should report to the MIHS main gym on 11/18.  On 11/19 players will be dispersed between the MIHS Main gym, West gym, and the PEAK.  Coaches will provide locations after Monday's tryout. 

Other program notes

  • The Varsity team will be traveling to Mesa, AZ this season for the VisitMesa Basketball Challenge.  All games take place at Mountain View HS in Mesa, and the final travel roster will be announced in late November (we will take 12-15 players on this trip). We previously attended this event in both the 2017-18 & 2012-13 seasons, and it is one of the top events in the West.  We will play 4 games over 5 days (December 26-28 & 30).  The team will be traveling December 25-31, departing evening on the 25th and returning mid-day on the 31st.  The team hotel is the Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa and there is a block of rooms available for parents by calling and asking for the “VisitMesa Basketball Challenge Friends and Family” rate.

  • Open gyms continue to be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, running through November 13th. Tuesday is from 7:00-8:00 (after strength training, see below); Wednesday is from 7:00-9:00.  Our senior lettermen lead the open gyms with some support of the MIBBBC fall league coaches, Yan Fatien and Jake Stenberg.  MIHS coaches attend fall open gyms as gym supervisors only, no coaching.  Open gyms are open to all students at MIHS, but students must have completed basketball registration/risk letter and updated physical exams.  Please check with the athletic office to make sure you are current on all items.
  • Strength and Conditioning workouts continue on  Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 PM, and Saturdays from  9:00-10:30 AM. As a reminder, there is no cost for this program!  It is our hope that this encourages maximum participation within the program.  Another added benefit is that our coaching staff will be more involved and beginning to build relationships with our athletes.  The training is open to all MIHS students who wish to participate and takes place in the MIHS weight room.

  • MIHS boys basketball players are expected to wear shoes that align with our school colors.  Some variation/shade of mostly white or maroon shoes is our standard.  Finding the exact shade of maroon is not necessary – make it close.  We will not be wearing other colors – blue, green, pink, purple, etc.  Practice shoes can be any color.

The staff is excited for a great season for all the teams and players in the program - Go MI!

Coach Cree

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Congratulations to Coach Glen Dean and the 7th Grade ETL team for bringing home the Gold Division Championship at the Woodinville Falcon Classic on Veterans Day weekend! This was a state qualifying tournament, so the squad will be heading to the 2020 State Championships.

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MIBBC Scholarships

Thanks to  the generous contributions of our MI basketball community, including your membership with the MI basketball booster club, scholarships are available for the Boys Basketball Select and high school team travel.  

Our scholarship application form is below.  If you are interested, please download the form and send to

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Mercer Island Boys Basketball Booster Club


P.O. Box 1691 Mercer Island, WA 98040