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Nembhard leads Canada over Argentina in FIBA U18 Americas opener

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. HallGator

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    Really looking forward to this young man getting on campus and in the rotation for next year.


    ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Andrew Nembhard had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead Canada to a 92-75 win over Argentina on Sunday in both teams’ first game of group play at the FIBA under-18 Americas championship.

    A.J. Lawson and Emanuel Miller added 18 points apiece for the Canadians. Tyrese Samuel had 10 boards.

    Juan Ignacio Marcos led Argentina with 23 points, Francisco Caffaro had 22 and Francisco Farabello chipped in with 14.

    More here
     
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  2. 33hoop

    33hoop GC Hall of Fame

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    Great to read of him scoring 28 points. We have heard how good of a passer he is but not so much of him scoring. He must be improving his outside shot, which was not that impressive looking in the highlight films. Good stuff, thanks for posting.
     
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  3. ArtVandelay

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    Call me when Canada wins by 92 or has a 45-0 run :cool:
     
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  4. harveyj

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    In the rotation? He is our day 1 starter at PG barring injury. Very possible 1 and done too if he continues on this trajectory
     
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  5. madgator

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    He's definitely a late bloomer but I still don't think he is a 1 and doner…...but you never know
     
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  6. gatorbogey

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    Good to hear!

    I’m looking forward to all the freshman contributing in meaningful ways!
     
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  7. incoldblood

    incoldblood GC Legend

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    Are we after Juan Ignacio Marcos?
     
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  8. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

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    Regarding One-N-Done, you may note that this year, Coach White is either offering or considering multiple Top rated PGs, including Tre Mann, Kyle Sturdivant and Deuce Dean, as well as some not so highly rated, like Joseph Cooper and Tyrell Jones.

    Personally, I think this class is like to include 1 PF/C type, 1 SF/SG type and 1 PG/SG type, but, you never know until all the chips are down and the pot has been gathered.
     
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  9. gulfgator

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    Kids got game!
     
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  10. cincinnatigator

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    His combination of court vision, body control, athleticism, and size is what we haven't seen from a PG here since Wilbekin. I held by breath at 2:37, that could've been bad injury. My only complaint is that he's playing too hard.
     
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  11. ApexNC

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    Nice article @Efawcett7. Can't wait to see Andrew in O&B
     
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  12. Efawcett7

    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

    Thank you! I'm very excited too.
     
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  13. SJB612

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    In the 2nd game he had 14 points and 9 assists in just 14 minutes. If that is right, that is crazy production.
     
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  14. themistocles

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    Hmmm - looked at those highlights, I'll tell you, in most cases, if playing against high end US College Defenses, he would not be nearly as wide open as he was on many of those shots.

    Pretty obviously an all star tournament given the way defense was basically not played.
     
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  15. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

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    Pretty obviously an elementary analysis. Of course the competition isn't what he'll see against the best college teams, and we're also not expecting him to go for 28 a night either. He's taking what the defense is giving him. I'd be more concerned if he settled for outside shots against this level of competition. He has the sense to know good shot selection. His ability to read the defense is advanced. He makes confident moves and his passes are crisp and right where they need to be.
     
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  16. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

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    14 minutes??? Wow.
    With a point guard, the stats I look at first are assists, turnovers, and free throws, in that order. The assists are obviously phenomenal with Nembhard.
    It's nice that he's got length as well. That automatically translates into defense.
     
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  17. manigordo

    manigordo GC Hall of Fame

    2 pieces of good news here:
    A fine player coming to the Gators is improving.
    Eric continues to bring great stuff to the board for our pleasure. Thank you!
     
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  18. Matherly87

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    Great to hear. His scoring ability has been subdued for the last 2 years since he played for Montverde that had 7 other D1 players on his team. Yes everyone stop and think when was the last time you heard that on a high school team not named Globetrotters. Like never. Point is his offensive game did not matter. We did not see that part of him in his summer league play as well, only a glimpse here and there. Even better news the Gators wanted him for his court awareness, ball handling and defense. Now we just might have someone with the whole package.
    Note to all Gator fans. Please don't expect Nembhard to be a rebounder as well.
     
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  19. jeffphillips21

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    He looks to me like he has a lot of Scottie Wilbekin in him, at least on offense. Very controlled, measured, makes the right plays. His shooting stroke is even quite similar. A much better shooter than I thought.

    Of course it remains to be seen what he brings on the defensive end where Scottie excelled, especially against elite SEC competition, but like Scottie he seems to use every ounce of talent and athleticism and has a high basketball IQ.

    Fair comparison?
     
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  20. GatorPlanet

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    I see your points, but he doesn't remind me of Scottie at all. More like a more-athletic Calathes. After seeing this, I've penciled him in as the starting point guard and let the staff know. I'm sure they appreciate my insights.
     
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