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Strengths: Fits and even exceeds the physical standards of most centers in the NBA with his size … Despite his below average coordination, Hibbert runs the court fairly well for a player his size once his feet get moving … Back to the basket skills are polished with a nice up and under move, and hard to block sweeping hook shot to name a few … Does a good job using his wingspan and timing to disrupt shots when blocking opposing players’ shot attempts at the basket … Fundamentally sound on the low block where he is excellent at getting his body wide to give guards a nice sized target … Without the ball in his hands, Hibbert works non-stop around the low post attempting to establish position on his defender … Even more important, Hibbert understands the value of keeping the ball high … Possesses good relation to the basket skills in that he doesn’t go too far under the basket, nor away after completing a post move … Hard center to double team with his solid court vision that allows him to recognize and react with quality post passing … Improved his post footwork greatly from last season, making his post skills quicker in their execution while maintaining balance … Coachable player with a great basketball IQ and a solid work ethic to match… When being played physical, Hibbert doesn’t back down but often responds with a mean streak to match the intensity level of his opponent … Owns a decent perimeter shot when facing the basket from 16 feet … Defensively, he does a great job denying position in the post … Humble, quality person off the court who doesn’t create distractions for his team to deal with …

Weaknesses: Lacks soft hands that most elite centers in the NBA possess to catch balls without fumbling … Rebounding remains an overrated part of his game as he lacks the instinct and mobility to rebound out of position while getting boxed out in his area … Many have suggested that Hibbert may have peaked, as his game hasn’t shown strides of improvement that some hoped for … Needs to become more aware of where his defender is when positing up, as most opposing players are able to reach under him and poke the ball … Although Hibbert’s conditioning has improved he still lacks stamina, and it must be that this limitation could affect his ability to consistently play in an open court offense … Lacks explosiveness for his size, which could prevent him from providing shot blocking on the NBA level … When defended by explosive, athletic players, Hibbert isn’t as dominant or confident … His pigeon-toed movements make his body fairly mechanical without much fluidness … Can let his emotions get the best of him, leading to moments of over aggressive play … Doesn’t typically create the kind of contact that one would expect in a seven footer … While there are times when he establishes his physical height advantage, too often he will finesse his way around the basket instead of powering the ball to the basket …

Matthew Maurer – 3/24/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Georgetown

32

46.9

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66.2

0.3

1.3

3.5

0.9

5.1

2005-06 Georgetown

33

59.0

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72.3

0.2

1.6

6.9

1.3

11.6

2006-07 Georgetown

37

67.1

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68.6

0.5

2.4

6.9

1.1

12.9

2007-08 Georgetown

34

60.9

1.000

64.6

0.5

2.2

6.4

1.9

13.4

DIV I Totals

136

58.8

1.000

67.9

0.4

1.9

6.0

1.3

10.9

 

Comments   

0 #4 Guest 2008-06-12 14:28
He's slow from what i've seen.
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0 #3 Guest 2008-06-03 11:13
Come on -- 7 footer with his skills falling to the second round? I don't think so. You can't teach height. I remember a series late in the Big East finals against Louisville where he doubled on a guy at the left-hand top of the paint/foul line, that Cardinal passed it down to someone on the baseline (left side), Hibbert slid down to double there, and that player dished it under the basket to the right baseline where the 3d Cardinal to touch it in 2 seconds was set for the monster slam -- except that Hibbert had seen it coming and had already moved under the basket and was waiting for him. Net result, 3 great passes in very little time and a ball that wound up 5 rows back in the seats. It was incredible. And I am sure I am not the only person to have seen that.

His numbers are up each year despite the fact that he was clearly the marked man for the Hoyas. He also really did not start to learn the game until he got to Georgetown, and will be getting better. Hibbert will be a great pick-up for somebody if they can get him anywhere past the middle of the first round.
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0 #2 Guest 2008-02-16 20:15
He should've stayed in the 2007 Draft where he was the 2nd best center prospect that year. Now he's no better than the fourth best center prospect. Luckily if will be selected in the late lottery.
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0 #1 nate 2008-02-13 19:40
good prospect,does not seem aggressive enough though.
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