i like him.
cmopared him to the late career version of Chris Webber.
is that a bad thing?
either way you look at it he is being compared to C-Webb that's a great thing , that's also a great comparison
the late career version who knows if thats good or bad?
because &$#%#&@! like
Greg Oden could have been compared to the late career version of Mutombo or Mourning.
idk thats kinda iffy.
He has all the physical tools that Webber had, the guy is going to be a good player, 6'10'' 245ish and athletic and strong playing in the Big East for another year under a good coach in John Thompson III is just going to allow him to grow even more this season, In my opinion he is one of the best power forward prospects to come along in a while, i don't think he has quite the jumper that a late career Chris Webber had
but yea he can special
Maybe now, when Odom was young coming out of high school and his only year at Rhode Island he was more of a point forward type player and not the rebounder he is today, he was a little more versatile than Monroe, but i can see the current comparison to Odom if he works on his passing skills
As a huge Georgetown fan I have seen almost every game Monroe has played to this point. He has plenty of room for growth and still needs to improve in multiple areas.
That being said (JoeWolf1) the last thing he needs to improve is his passing skills. He is easily the best passing big man in college. You could have identified half a dozen areas of his game that needs to improve before his passing. Not sure if you saw one poor game but that is completely inaccurate.
Chris Webber is a dead on comparison. Chris Webber needed added strength when he came is the league and so does Monroe. Monroe doesnt have the post game Webber did though, thats the only difference between the 2.
I have only seen a handful of Georgetown games last year, but in regards to his passing that was just in relation to the Odom comparison, Odom coming out of college was a point forward type player who would create off the dribble more than i've seen Monroe do, and Monroe is a good post passer from what i've seen, but i was just saying to be compared to a Lamar Odom his passing isn't quite at that level
yea the comparison is SOLELY based upon both being "GREAT "passing big men
odom averaged 9.4 RPG in college so im not sure who your talking about.... He was a GOOD REBOUNDER THEN..
For the Odom comparison, they are nothing alike..
and the reason why isnt b/c Odom is a 'better' passer, its b/c Odom is a guard in a forward's body, literally. Similar to guys like Tim Thomas, Durant, Earl Clark, etc.
Monroe may be as agile as Odom, he's a better passer, just as athletic, but him and Odom are not the same 'type' of player. Odom has guard handles, whereas Monroe (and Webber) have guard instintcs, big difference.
What they mean by a late career Webber is very-much a compliment...A high post 4 who shoots the J more than posts up or goes behind the back and dunks on Charles Barkley.
I know Odom's rebounding stats were there, but trust me he was a much different player in college than he is now, if you watched him play in college he was a point forward who yes, rebounded, but was not as blue collar of a player as he is now. His game as changed so much since then thats all iw as trying to say. I didn't say he was a bad rebounder in college, but he was not as rebounding and defensive oriented as he is now, I was just for the sake of argument trying to compare Monroe to Odom, a comparison that if you look at my posts i don't agree with
a David West + an inch or two and southpaw
Greg Monroe has a shot to be the #1 draft pick next year depending on who is drafting there. He produced decent numbers as only a freshman. But he showed flashes of dominance and I read on Andy Katz' ESPN blog that he is going through a heck of an offseason program. It's also possible that he gains an inch or so in height and become taller than 6'10". Monroe is going top 3 and maybe #1 if he maxes out his skill level on the court this upcoming season. You read it here first.
being from louisiana and playing high school basketball, wathing Greg Monroe is fun, but i think the lamar odom comparision is horrible to different players, monroe isn't as athletic, and his ball handling isn't as good but he can be really good, especially with him getting the touches and pressure of being the number 1 option next year
he definitely needs to get stronger
but i'm expecting around 19 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 stills
and i think that is expected being last year he average 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2 blocks an 1.5 steals last year