I'm leaving the game now, and I'm giving you guys what I saw from the via the mobile version of the site. GREAT game man, this was the struggle I thought it would be. Had me in the edge of my seat... Final score: FSU 66 -GA Tech 59.
Solomon Alabi played OK. He's raw, no doubt about though. He rebounds very well and is quite a shot-blocker as you would expect. He seems to have decent touch on his shots though, which does give him some potential as a post player. He's usually an 80% foul shooter, but he missed all of his free throws from what I remember. He's never going to be more than a 4th or 5th option on offense though...but with work he'd be a "good" 4th oir 5th option.
Mike Snaer is going to be a good shot-creator down the line. He's not efficient right now, quite turnover prone, but as he gets smarter out there, he can develop into a Monta Ellis type. He's a good looking slasher, almost dazzling.
Chris Singleton is their best prospect in the long run. He has the potential to be a good scorer. He's got a nice shot (even though he was very off this game) and he shows potential as a finisher at the rim. His length and intensity makes him a big factor on D. Look out for him as a 2011 prospect...
Ryan Reid isn't a real prospect, but he was the MVP for this game for FSU so he deserves mention...think of him as the college version of Ronny Turiaf. He plays like "a bull in the China shop."
Dulkys was making alot of his jumpers. He has a sweet stroke. Won't do anything else though. Derwin Kitchen is a decent little slasher and playmaker.
Pierre Jordan!!! I was expecting big things from ya this year after talking to you on here this summer. He's just barely in the rotation and saw very minimal action this game.
Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal (especially) were pretty much non-factors offensively. Neither one of them are good at creating for themselves on the block, partially because of FSU frontline length and how they doubled and triple teamed whichever one got the ball on the post down low. Favors is extremely raw with his post skills, and needs rebounds and easy finishes to score.Lawal is also pretty raw in terms of post skills, but he works EXTREMELY hard to get open down low. The guards did a poor job feeding the post. All in all, the reason FSU won was because they made Tech score from the perimeter. Both of them are outstanding rebounders though and good defenders down low for the most part.
Mfon Udofia played like a freshman, but one with alot of promise. He has the potential to be a quicker Jarrett Jack. He's a good enough shooter (4-8 3PT'ers) to keep the D more than honest, and he's a potentially good slasher. I like him as a sleeper in the 2012 draft. He's going to be one of the best PG's in the ACC soon.
Lance Storrs is GA Tech's designated shooter, and played like 2 mins, and was a nonfactor. I really thought he'd be a good player because he was a good little HS player. He's been a bust as a collegiate.
Glen Rice Jr has potential. He can be a good drive and dish player with work on his handle, and he has the potential to be a good defender with his length and quickness.
Zachery Peacock was a good pick-and-popper this game. He's a pretty good shooter for his size (6'10") and he's agile as well. He's a good talent, but he's soft and not athletic enough to be a real prospect. He's also a poor defender...
Even though Georgia Tech is higher ranked than FSU I feel that Florida St. is the better team. I expected them to win this game especially because Shumpert still isn't near 100% healthy. I watched all of this game on TV.
I just do not like Alabi as a prospect. Sure he is huge but in the nba I can't envision him being a factor. I don't think he is a lottery pick. I could see a team taking him late in the 1st round. Drafting him in the lottery would be a big mistake as he likely won't live up to those high expectations...Bust. Solid defender but is he physcial enough to guard pro post players? I know he can't score in the nba except right under the basket. He also isn't that great of a rebounder even though he racked up some boards this game. That had more to do with him just being longer than everyone else really. I don't think he can rebound that effectively at the next level.
I also think that Favors stock should be dropping a little honestly. Their are just better players that should be drafted ahead of him as of how things stand right now. He obviously has potential but he is a long way away from contributing in the nba.
thanks for the Scouting reports.....I expected more from both these teams tho.
Also- Gator did u respond to the email? what email did u send it too?
Yea I agree. Alabi has high bust potential if he's drafted in the lotto. I have him dropping to either the late 1st or early 2nd in my mock draft if I'm not mistaken. I don't like him as a lottery pick, but he can be a low risk, big body if taken later in the draft though.
I also think Favors stock should drop as well, he looked extremely raw this game. He's an NBA ready defender and rebounder, but he's not polished enough on offense to play in the NBA..
yeah i think hes a nba ready back up defender for sure...pretty good call on the game. i dont think nba teams have alabi high on there draft board right now..and he's a soph so hopefully he will stay for another year or 2
He is still there? Seems like he has been there for 10 years lol remember watching him with Thad
Yea he has been there forever lol...He's the senior leader for them too. He was a captain.
That scouting report contains win.
I agree with you on Alabi. He'll probably never become an offensive threat, but he can be a great shot blocker and rebounder, and I'm sure that any NBA team would like to have that type of guy on their roster.
I've seen him hit jumpshots before, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
I know Derrick Favors is projected as a top 3 pick, but he needs serious work on his perimeter and post game. He's just really, REALLY athletic. That will buy him alot of chances, but he may seriously disappoint people if he doesn't put in some serious work on his game before suiting up for an NBA team.
Iguodala9 very good report as usual but Shumpert did not play at all. I think you are getting him and Lance Storrs mixed up and may have got them mixed up before(you gave an evaluation of Shumpert when you went to the GT scrimmage but Shumpert didn't play in that either). I really think Lawal and Favors need an extra year.
LOL...I think I am getting Storrs and Shumpert mixed up...Thank you for pointing that out.