Wow. I'm writing an article on this guy right now for the "basketball articles" forum. I really didn't know what all the hype was on this guy. But since I found out who he was (about 4-5 months ago) I've read everything online, seen every youtube clip, and I've watched 2 games that he's played in and I was impressed.
Rubio looks more like Jason Williams to me in those highlights. I also think that he will take some time to make a big impact. He may put up some okay numbers depending on what team gets him, but he won't be a guy that takes you to the next level.
With that said, I think he has the potential to be a superstar. Unless Seattle gets the #1 pick with the Oklahoma guy on the board, I think Rubio is the guy. He will put people in the seats and could turn out to be a prospect on the level of Rose. I just think some people are thinking he plays like a 30 year old, when everyone needs to remember that he isn't even 18 yet. But by the time he is 21 or 22 he will be a star I think.
His jump shot makes him look like Jason Kidd. He gets no lift and no arc, and his release seems a little slow. Granted, I only saw a couple actual jump shots in the videos, but I would like to see a couple full games with him before I start dissing the biggest prospect for 2009.
Wow ..that's saying a lot..I can see him having success in the NBA but a top 5 pg of ALL TIME...hmmmm..I don't know bout that!>
Yeah, you might be right... But I do think that there are a very few players that you can feel they're special even at age 18, and you're sure that they'll be the best of their generations or even more. LeBron was one (even though a lot of people said back in 03' that he wouldn't be that good and probably just a role player, lol -just like they'll do next year when Ricky enter the draft, of course-), and I definitely think that Ricky is another.
I'm just curious to see who will be better...Jennings or Rubio
Yeaaa. what are the odds they play each other in Europe? I think Jennings may be better better 1 on 1 and have a better individual workout but basketball is a team game and thats where Ricky is Rawwww!