Gbinije honestly hasn't looked very good in any all-star games, but that's kind of a curse of being a player with a good understanding of spacing and flow. You only get the ball so many times in these games, and if you want to do anything, you pretty much have to attack whenever you get the ball, regardless of whether it's there... it seems like he's tried to make himself do that, and has looked a little lost when doing so.
The plays that come instinctively to him seem to be the little things... perfect timing with a pass on a pick and pop, etc. I think he'll look better in a team oriented-game where those little plays actually matter... Scheyer and Kelly always looked lost in those games too.
any predictions on what her jersey number will be? i'm hoping for a 13 from him.
4 J.J. Redick
10 Dick Groat
11 Bobby Hurley
22 Jason Williams
23 Sheldon Williams
24 Johnny Dawkins
25 Art Heyman
31 Shane Battier
32 Christian Laettner
33 Grant Hill
35 Danny Ferry
43 Mike Gminski
44 Jeff Mullins
3 Tyler Thornton
5 Mason Plumlee
15 Josh Hairston
20 Andre Dawkins
21 Miles Plumlee
30 Seth Curry
34 Ryan Kelly
51 David Mayer
52 Todd Zafirovski
3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 43, 44, 51, and 52 are not available.
1, 2, 12, 13, 14, 40, 41, 42, 45, 50, 53, 54, and 55 are available.
1 (unlikely), 2 (Nolan), and 12 (Kyle) I’m assuming are doubtful to be chosen.
This leaves only 10 numbers for incoming recruits. It has been discussed in other threads, but maybe it is time, or close to time to “honor” numbers as opposed to retiring them. It would also be nice to change the rules to allow numbers 6-9.
FWIW I believe Gbinije wore 15 in HS.
Don't know if there is a rule change contemplated; most schools don't have the quantity of retired jersey numbers that Duke does. And, overall, it's a nice problem to have to think that so many guys have been great college players.
Here's a brief feature on Gbinije and fellow Benedictine alum Ed Davis from a Richmond station. Benedictine alums discuss Duke--UNC
I'm a little surprised about how close in height Michael seems to Ed Davis.
Wow. Silent G got BIG.
Silent G reminds me a bit of Mike Dunleavy---long, versatile wing, late growth spurt, all-around game, sweet looking shooting stroke, good court sense.
Just my hunch at this point, but I see him as a very productive player who can exceed expectations. Glad to have him.
i think i found my new favorite duke player
I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do. I think that he will be a pleasant surprise!
“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”