Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gerald Robinson, Jr., Article

Good work from the ABH.

I'm excited to see what Robinson brings to the table. I think that just having another ball-handler to go against the press will help a lot. Ricky McPhee was a solid shooter, but he wasn't the kind of guy that out-quicked a defensive player in a press. As a result, teams just muscled up on Dustin Ware and made him work all game. At the end of the contest, Ware didn't have much left in the tank.

From all indications, Robinson can handle the ball, get to the basket, and play solid defense. I really liked the descriptions given by Thompkins and Leslie, though I would imagine that the comparison to Devan Downey is a bit of a stretch. We'll see.

Even with Robinson, Georgia is still really thin at the guard position, and under-sized to boot. It did not help to lose McPhee to graduation and Mayfield and Anyaorah to transfer, all in the same off-season. Hopefully, Leslie can successfully move from the 3 position to the 2, and Thornton can hold down the 3.

Robinson will have to play a lot. I expect that he and Dustin Ware will be on the floor together to start the year, and Thornton will come off of the bench very early in the game.

Fox has some tools to work with. He'll need all of the guys to begin the year ready to play. We have no margin for error, but lots of reason for optimism.

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