Even More Rankage!!! Wh00000!!!
Rank these combo-forwards based on their defense ability.
Consider shot-blocking ability, stealing ability, perimeter defense, low post defense, close out ability, contest ability, team defense, anticipation, hustle, rebounding, etc...
who has seen Vesley play? I haven't
Ebanks(too low of an iq for me to put him any higher)
As of now. Not if they put on 30 pounds by their sophomore year in the NBA.
I think Ebanks has a very good basketball IQ. Especially on the defensive end.
Who cares what you think?
You asked our opinion and I gave it!!! jk
Ebanks doesn't play with his instincts, he plays like he is scared and clueless IMO, IMO
Maybe on offense, but even then he plays within his coaches offense, is a good free-throw shooter, and is a very good passer (not playmaker, but finds the open man, moves the ball, etc...).
His defense fundamentals are good, he is versatile defensively (I remember he guarded Stephan Curry last year and shut him down), and he is tough as nails.
I've also heard people say that Stanley Robinson was the best perimeter defender in the NCAA last season.
I have seen Vesely play (not a lot), and he reminds me of a Jerebko/Prince type of player. On defense and offense.
I am very interested to see what other people have to say about this topic.
Hmm... I look at this list and don't really say "Wow that guy is a lockdown defender." There are some solid defenders and players with the potential to be great ones on this list, but nobody who I think is truly special in terms of defense right now. My list would go (can't really include Jan Vesley because I haven't seen him play)
1. Al-Farouq Aminu
2. Stanley Robinson
3. Devin Ebanks
4. Damion James
5. John Henson
6. Quincy Pondexter
Stanley Robinson has all the tools to be a great defender. Next Gerald Wallace?
You could say that about all of those players I listed though, could you not?
Well Stanley has the same length and build and has the same explosiveness as Wallace. Plus, he can jump through the roof. That always helps