Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CBB to NBA Player Comparisons: Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid's stature, footwork, and elegance around the rim all remind me of Pacer's center Roy Hibbert.  Both are looming 7-footers with outrageous wingspans that make them unstoppable on the boards and fantastic at shot-blocking.  Despite only having a few years of basketball experience, Embiid's footwork is incredibly polished, and his ability to perform complex post moves is years ahead of most other college players'.  The most similar aspect of Embiid and Hibbert's game, though, is their outstanding fluidity around the basket.  Most young, 7-foot centers tend to look awkward and stiff when operating underneath, but both Embiid and Hibbert break the mold, with their flawless up-and-unders and silky-smooth hook shots.

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