Basics Winter IBL Games

Dexter is the type of player we help develop.  Dexter played in the IBL from 3rd grade to 6th grade.  How sharp are your skills, how good is your conditioning and do the players understand what mental toughness really is?  Basics fosters these 3 key ingredients in any athlete.   The outcomes of the games, the results of the contests really have very little meaning. 

Basics offers the premier model in youth basketball skill development and competitive growth.  And we NEVER TRAVEL.  Travel is wasted energy and $$.

Upcoming games for our Winter 2024 IBL in Ferrysburg below.  Open to IBL players only, no external play.  No admission.   Space remains in IBL here. Once you join, you may play in these games.  No extra cost for the games and we do not charge admission.   You have already paid once to play.  You should not have pay again to simply watch them!!

  1. January 20
  2. February 10
  3. February 24
  4. March 9

Dexter Lillmars

  • Scored 54 and 49 points in back-to-back games against a very athletic Muskegon area team.   
  • As a 6th grader, Dexter is highlighted in this Mental Strength Champions video.  He is resilient and productive regardless of the circumstances.  This defines mental toughness.   

Fruitport (MI) High School

  • 6′
  • 160 lbs
  • Fruitport High School, MI
  • Class of 2028

High School Coach: 

  • Steve Erny
  • 231 736-8012

Basics Coach Jim McGannon



Highly skilled, tough minded, terrific ball handler, excellent court vision, soft shooting touch.  Had 54 points followed by 49 points in consecutive games against a Muskegon area team, a tough, athletic opponent.  


  • 30.4 ppg
  • 9 boards
  • 4 assists