Originally Posted by brooklynchild155
yo blakdes what does tyrus thomas do that balkman cant do.
Well for one. Tyrus Thomas Helped lead his team to the final four. Was considered the best Raw Talent on his team, despite the publicity of Glen Davis. What the two have in common is that they are both huslters, known for their intangibles, rebounding and defense. BUT Tyrus Thomas has the edge on Renaldo Balkman in each statistical category, except for steals. Tyrus Thomas also has the height advantage.
Tyrus Thomas 6-9 215lbs
12.5 points, 9.2 Rebs, 3.1blks 1stls
Ronaldo Balkman: Although listed as 6-7 and other times as 6-6, he is really an undersized 6-5 198lbs undersized forward who averaged 9.6points 6.3 rebs, 1.3blks, 1.7 stls
Ronaldo Balkman is basically non-existent when it comes to scoring, and was regarded as the weakest skilled player on the courth, on his team. If he was the weakest skill on south carolina, what you think he's going to measure up to in the NBA (I hope I'm wrong).
Tyrus thomas though cannot shoot, has a mid-hook shot, and is a beast around the basket and in transition. Outstanding Rebounder, and the best shot blocker in college bball.
Theres your comparison. Put it like this. There is a reason why Tyrus Thomas was taken 4th overall.