In the current trade and acquisition talk now re-emerging, a major factor to the discussion is the question of whether Hibbert will continue to seriously improve.
I have my doubts. I have been a major Roy fan since the beginning but have waned in the past year or so, mainly because it is appearing to me that Roy's issues are not skill and physical development, where he will improve due to his work ethic. They are mental and psychological. When the game is on the line, and in big games like the playoffs, Roy just doesn't seem to be able to play well. He does not seem to be clutch, not a "gamer."
If so, as much as I love him, I'd rather invest elsewhere.
Yes, those mental and psychological matters could be improved as well, I suppose. But here is my question:
What do we know about this question from Roy's past? At Georgetown, did he become more of a factor late in games as a junior and senior? Did he win games in the last minute? Did he help the team become a winner?
Or, instead, did he put up better numbers each year but not show up during big games and key moments?
Same with high school. What do we know about Roy's past that will help us with seeing the future?