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I know I might get flamed or downvoted for this, but here it goes. In the very limited video that I have seen of him, his game really doesn't impress me. I know that I don't get paid to evaluate players and the guys that have all rated him a 5* player do, so i'm hoping that they are all right. I just don't see a 5* when I look at his film which I say again is very limited. I'm just wondering are they evaluating him on what they have seen in person or is there some footage that they have that hasn't been made public yet.
I somewhat agree, bump for someone who knows how to evaluate basketball players.
He's a raw athlete type from what I've seen. He's basically a super long version of Tony Mitchell.
What doesn't impress you?
If you don't trust Grant, then ask the staffs at Georgetown, LSU, Texas & Missouri.
I'm just glad a 5* chose us. That's impressive enough to me. People that get paid to evaluate him gave him a 5* rating. I'll go with their evaluation. No flame btw.
SSSSHHH! We worked really hard to get him a couple extra stars,
You sure you're looking at the right video? As someone else has already stated, what doesn't impress you? Guy is by far the biggest talent Grant has brought in and will drafted in 2 years, something that hasn't happened for a Bama player since Richard Hendrix.
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I don't think you should get down voted for just asking a question based on what you have seen on film. It does not shock me that someone came away unimpressed with the film, but the big picture here is that we signed a high profile player that obviously wanted to play in coach grants system. This system is not for everybody because it is unconventional to an extent. It demands a lot of energy, athleticism, and poise and he seems to have these traits. We needed some size, check. We needed some length, check. We needed a quick defender with length, check. We desperately need an aggressive, quick, rangy offensive player, check. Some scouts have him as one of, if not the most versatile player in this class nationally. Will he be able to shoot from the perimeter in college? Nobody knows. We're these our most biggest needs? As a whole, I'd say yes. We all want to see more outside shooting success because it's our weakness, and need to prove we can hit those shots to get the defenses stretched out more because they just pounded the paint with defenders last year on us basically begging us to shoot outside. In short, We need to stretch the floor on offense. Can't do it without a threat of outside shooting (unless of course you have Olajuwon).
We took a nice step forward in getting DP. It won't happen overnight and I like what CAG is doing from a recruiting standpoint now that he's getting his guys in here. Still IMO a couple of years away from really competing in the tourney. All is takes is some chemistry and he's doing small baby steps to mix it in. Not smart if he's at UK, SYR, UNC, etc. He knows It's gonna some time. I appreciate this to the highest degree! All fans should.
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Are you old enough to remember Buck Johnson? That's who Pollard reminds me most of, right down to being a southpaw. But Pollard probably handles the ball a little better. It appears he could even play a little PG in a pinch.
I expect him to be a star before he's done.
Not trying to be an antagonist, but I do not agree. He has great length and very athletic and he's a lefty. I am very impressed. Also, he's a kid that will play 2-3 years before he goes to the league. I believe he has a terrific upside and will be special.
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from what ive watched of bball film on a lot of players, it seems (to me atleast) to be a lot harder to gauge their talent level than it is of watching fball recruits on film, idk why? maybe its bcz in a bball video its gonna show a guy dunking, blocking a shot or 2 and hitting a few good buckets where as with a fball video you can see terrific catches, breakaway speed, jukes, breaking tackles, hard hits, great reads etc... idk it just seems more difficult to gauge bball talent from a highlight clip...
I am too young to remember him as a player but I've met Mr Johnson back about 6 years ago working on some odd jobs. He was a super nice guy and I actually got to spend about 45 minutes riding in a car with him. Good representative of the University of Alabama.
Ok back to the OP. I didn't downvote you but if you aren't impressed please post why? Over all lack of talent, looks lost in the zone, poor ball skills, or just not an elite player?
Buck wasn't a southpaw. He was a fine college PF, but too small for PF in the NBA. He did have a longer NBA career as he developed his shooting well enough to become a respectable 3-point shooter for Houston. He was strictly a role player in the NBA. I think DP will be a better all-around and versatile player than Buck both in college and the NBA. RTR!!!
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