Any of you guys watching the UNC Ashville/Liberty basketball semifinal game on ESPNU. That Kenny George 7’7 guy is playing. He looks pretty coordinated for his size, I believe hes a junior. Shooting 4-5 from the line and has about 15 pts. 5 dunks without getting off the ground.
They said he usually cant play too many minutes, but I think if he develops a little more he looks like he could play in the NBA.
Saw him play at my school earlier this year- insane. He made Hansbrough look like a little kid! That said its painful to watch him run the court and I think he’d have serious trouble handling guys like Dwight Howard and Amare Stoudamire who have size and tons of athleticism. I don’t know, maybe he could make it, there have been others like him… Shawn Bradley, etc.
I know they are two of the elite, just pointing out the disparity in athleticism between him and some of the other big (but definitely as big as him!) men in the nba. The biggest issue I see is his ability to run the court because if a team pushes it up court at all they will have a 5 on 4 every time. Not counting him out, just giving my thoughts on him as a player.
Yea, he aint going to be the next great NBA star, but I bet he gets some minutes. You got to remember it usually takes longer for these guys to develop. He wont give you 20 pts a night, but he’ll make the league.
Hes also shooting like 70% from the field I think, and they said he was defensive player of the year for the conference.
I think kareem did the samething during the showtime era, he got the rebound threw it to magic they ran the fast break while kareem jog down the court, similar to what shaq is during now. A smart coach would use in 5min segments.