Big Smooth, Part Deux?
Big Smooth, Part Deux?
Hey I'll take it
I bet that played out JUST like the coach drew it up.....
i think it has more to do with his similarities to smits. also, something has to be said about gtowns top 5 defense while he was there clogging the middle. i don't mind the hibbert selection one bit. the kid is a class act, is a willing learner, and can become a defensive force.
Yep, Hibbert at 17 is tremendous value. He is extremely polished, and while he'll never be a big time athlete, he has a lot of other tools he can use.
I wouldn't expect him to do that very often, but I will say his form looked pretty good.
I'm very glad we drafted him over Koufos
he needs to get on getting up and down the court faster, but with the right coach i think he could become a pretty good NBA player.
[/center]If you havin' depth problems, I feel bad for you son; I got 99 problems but a bench ain't one! - Hicks
I completely endorse drafting Hibbert.
Are you guys serious? I've heard Hibbert has decent touch around the hoop, but he can he bag the midrange like Smits?! Awesome if he can.
Love the video.(It did look like good form. What I liked was he was aware of the clock and didn't hesitate to do what was needed.) We drafted a guy with a 100% college three point percentage. Yeah baby!
I think when you look at the players that we have that could be on the floor with him, Hibbert is a very good pick up.
Ford, Rush, Dunleavy, Granger & Murphy can all help spread the floor, leaving the paint for both Hibbert & Rasho.
Its nice to be looking forward to a Pacer season again.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Put us down for at least 50 wins, assuming we can run those 5 and Hibbert.
I think your reasoning is flawed, Shade:
Actually, LG, that just further confirms my theory.
Along with this:
IMHO.... Hibbert could be the true steal of the draft at 17. Its not like he's a bad player, its more of you know what your getting and there's not much of a chance for potential. He would have been lottery last year.
Ill never forget a bald rik smits hitting his only three pointer in the playoffs!
I didn't realize that Hibbert was this good. But "no potential" I mean, I think that I know what you and others are saying, but it seems that the consensus around here is he will not get much better, "this is it". But it seems that the guy would HAVE to get better wouldn't he? I mean, he would need to develop an NBA game of sorts at the very least. Or are you saying that his athleticism, or lack there of, will keep him from developing?
Here's a link to Roy Hibbert's college stats from Georgetown U. Not bad! In fact, they're rather impressive. I just hope alot of what he did in college will translate into his NBA game.
I don't think shot blocking and rebounding will be a problem for him. Scoring may not come easy for him initially, but he'll learn and get better at finding his spots and picking his shots. Like 'geezer said it's a matter of putting the right combination of players on the floor with him to spread the floor and let the big man do his work.
The more YouTube footage I see of him, the better I like him. He's actually better than most give him credit. One thing Hibbert does have going for him is that he comes from a school that has produced some fine Centers: Alonzo Mourning ('94), Dikembe Mutombo ('91) and Patrick Ewing ('85) to name three of the best to ever play the game.
Last edited by NuffSaid; 06-30-2008 at 11:30 AM.
he only took 3 3PT shots in his entire college career.
granted, he made all 3.
I think we should wait until calling him the next Sam Perkins.