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Old 02-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #16
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Default Re: Blake Griffin played PG till 10th grade

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Dwight surprises me. Other than Sabonis I cant think of any true bigmen who started as points. Sabonis shot up to 7'3'' out of the blue I believe.
Must have been a subject of Soviet superhuman project.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #17
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Dwight surprises me. Other than Sabonis I cant think of any true bigmen who started as points. Sabonis shot up to 7'3'' out of the blue I believe.

Yea. I think people are acting like it's common but it's absolutely not. It's rare for guards to become bigs half way through HS and develop an all star level big man game in those few years before the NBA.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:22 AM   #18
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Default Re: Blake Griffin played PG till 10th grade

Its said he was on crazy steriods in the 80s but he was already a giant by then.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:24 AM   #19
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Its said he was on crazy steriods in the 80s but he was already a giant by then.
Steroids doesnt make you grow IIRC, HGH does though.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:37 AM   #20
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Default Re: Blake Griffin played PG till 10th grade

Kobe plays soccer


Matt barnes played football
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:29 AM   #21
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And Boykins used to play Center.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #22
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And Boykins used to play Center.

tallest kid in preschool lol
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #23
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Default Re: Blake Griffin played PG till 10th grade

didn't jermaine o neal play pg in hs
also pippin he was 6'0 in his first year of college
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #24
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I know Elton Brand played pointguard and then he suddenly became tall (by real life standards)
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #25
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iirc ray allen was a center for his HS team, and when jim calhoun scouted him he said that allen had the flattest 3pt shot he had ever seen
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #26
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Default Re: Blake Griffin played PG till 10th grade

I was 5'9" in grade 9 and 6'5" as a senior. Played guard until halfway through the eleventh grade.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #27
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Even Big Z and Divac played PG when they were kids.... doesnt mean ****
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #28
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Ben Wallace was also a point guard if I remember correctly. He is an under-rated passing big-man.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 PM   #29
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iirc ray allen was a center for his HS team, and when jim calhoun scouted him he said that allen had the flattest 3pt shot he had ever seen

Wow. Is this true? That's nuts.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #30
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Yea. I think people are acting like it's common but it's absolutely not. It's rare for guards to become bigs half way through HS and develop an all star level big man game in those few years before the NBA.

Its not common but it has happened before. Shaq said he was a point guard, Anthony Davis was a guard etc...

Lets not forget it isn't that hard to play point up through 9th grade at any level. So saying he played point doesn't mean anything unless he was good and it translated. Obviously, some of it did in his case.
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