Page 2 of 2

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:02 pm
by emfive
Marfan syndrome impacts the ligaments and arteries. Look it up. Besides which he is terrible as other posters have pointed out. He is slow and uncordinated and that problem is not going to get better.

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:46 pm
by JN
He is far from a terrible player. He actually has hands and skills that are very solid for a seven footer. Unfortuatnely, he has no speed or agility. Injuries are a major concern... as is endurance.

His foul rate, albeit in the NCAA, is very low, 2.5 per 40 minutes.

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:49 pm
by zong
emfive wrote:Marfan syndrome impacts the ligaments and arteries. Look it up. Besides which he is terrible as other posters have pointed out. He is slow and uncordinated and that problem is not going to get better.


i noticed this too, a relative of mine has this disease and is about 6 foot 2, it seems to make co-ordination 5 times tougher, but this is curable

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:52 pm
by TGM
7'7 doesn't mean crap. Go to China and there are around 20 pro bball players above the 7'3 height.

Freakishly tall guys are notorious for becoming Posters. Think Bradley and Yao. Also in college he might be blocking everyone, but in college you have a lot of undersized bigs who are 6'6 6'7. If he has to play against 7 footers with quickness I don't think he will be as effective.

Imagine if he had to cover Bosh on the baseline. Bosh can fly to China come back dunk, and this dude would still be pivoting his foot.

I would much rather go with a guy like Hibbert.