Never understood why I never went to the Portsmouth Invitational. I actually used to live in Portsmouth
. Anyway, here's some interesting stats from some guys who may be viable picks for our 2nd rounder.
- 6'10" big man from my almer mater. From Queens (went to Campus Magnet- formerly Andrew Jackson). Had his breakout game in NSU's upset in the tourny vs Mizzou. I think he won MVP of the tournament (may have some hometown advantage though)
Game 1 18 pts, 12 reb, 4 blocks
Game 2 9 pts, 11reb 1 block
Game 3 8 pts, 12 reb 6 blocks
- 6'1" pg from Wisconsin. I was very impressed with him in the beginning of the year but I gradually became luke warm. He's not my type of PG but he is good. I like guys with great handle and quickness. He's like a taller Isaiah Thomas from Sacramento (who had a very good year especially considering he was the last pick of the draft).
Game 1 10 pts, 7 ass
Game 2 15 pts, 2 ass
Game 3 9 pts, 5 ass
- 6'0" pg from Seton Hall. A native NYer. He has tons of quickness. He can penetrate and dish or score. He's not bad from behind the arc as well. He played tournament ball with Kemba Walker and Corey Fisher. They've lit up quite an impressive resume'. Exciting highlights are youtube.
Game 1 14 pts, 7 ass, 1 stl
Game 2 12 pts, 6 ass, 1 stl
Game 3 13 pts, 11 ass, 3 stl
- 6'2" pg from PITT. Had quite the career at PITT. He's a solid guard who started off looking like a tweener. His pg skills improved over the years to where he can be trusted running a team. He's money from down town and hits some big time shots with hands in his face. He doesn't possess the most athleticsm but that's the theme of the pgs in this year's draft.
Game 1 23 pts, 4 ass, 2stl
Game 2 23 pts, 3 ass, 1 stl
Game 3 13 pts, 7 ass, 1 stl
- 6'11 PF/C from G'Town. If you play Center at Georgetown, you almost are guaranteed to be an excellent passer. (See Greg Munroe). Really, Sims is a poor man's Greg Munroe. He passes extremely well from the high post especially. He's only an avg -below avg rebounder and shot blocker for his height. He also can hit jumpshots in the mid range game...an almost must for a quality big man nowadays.
Game 1 12 pts, 7 reb, 1 blk
Game 2 10 pts, 10 reb, 1 blk
Game 3 19 pts, 10 reb, 5 blk
Note: Never heard of him but according to the stats, there was this guy name Rakim Sanders from Fairfield that was absolutely killing it. I'll check him out when I get home.