For the uninitiated:
Built like a defensive end, and pretty graceful. Not a ton of post moves but should flourish as a roller and a screen setter. Shows the potential to shoot 3’s. Not ultra-athletic but moves well for his size. I think he could switch 3.5 through 5. Minor, Dunn, Bond gives us some major switch-ability (pun intended). I think of him as the improved version of Gardner, physical inside presence but better defender than Gardner and less dependent on mid-range.
Boom! Massive pick up for us. Welcome Jordan!
Well, he can dunk and run the floor (which we wont need).
Some Good News Finally
Merrimack —> Virginia = Destiny
I was gonna post this earlier. Maybe no need now but a good read and a lot of good feedback from his visit here:
And the follow up:
Also another ship named the Merrimack and renamed the Monticello. Although the end is a little auspicious here.
USS Merrimack, was a ship launched by an Association of Newburyport Shipwrights and presented to the Navy in 1798. She was stripped of naval equipment and sold in 1801. Subsequently, while operating in merchant service under the name Monticello, the ship was lost off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Update. ONE commitment!
Y’all historians see Merrimack and think of the famous vessel, whereas whenever I see Merrimack all I think is “Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack all dressed in black, black, black”
This took so long cause Tipton was trying to secure the rights to use Tony Bennett in the edit
One minus 4 aint bad!
Like HGN, I’m most optimistic about his defensive fit. I’m not so worried about him being only 6’8” when he’s shown he can protect the rim. Build the whole plane out of mobile 6’8” forwards that have length.