Jackie Butler does not live up to the attention he is getting. I've watched him in person during the Atlanta Basketball Classic and I was not impressed. He is physically bigger than 95% of his class but he doesn't take advantage of his size.Originally posted by TheGoods
who is your pick for the next star center?
1. Jackie Butler 17 C 6-11 270- great D and rebounding, good perimeter game, needs O-post work.
He stands around the basket but doesn't work hard for position or rebounds. He doesn't show much effort. But I've talked to my contacts that work in the recruiting field full time and they say he does play hard at times.
My question is: Why does he think he is NBA material? He isn't. Not yet, at least.
Fat? No way. He's a big kid but certainly not fat. After watching him at the Nike Peach Jam last week, I was really impressed by him. He is a super player and deserves to be called the best junior in the country. He's a great kid with great skills.Originally posted by TheGoods 2. Al Jefferson 17 PF/C 6-9 285- fat but great O-post skills, mediocre D, more like Zach Randolph II than Shaq II.
His coach told me that Jefferson was 30 pounds lighter last year and was dunking on everyone. Big Al even agreed that he needs to get back into full shape. He's young and he plans on going to a school in the SEC. Perfect. He will shine in the physical style of that league.
His defense is not mediocre. It's pretty solid. He moves extremely well under the basket and has soft hands and a nice touch.
Huh? Perkins is a force inside the paint. Great perimeter game? Where did you get that? Perkins is a hoss. He dominates inside the paint.Originally posted by TheGoods 3. Kendrick Perkins 17 PF/C 6-9 265- great perimeter game but more like Tim Duncan than a dominent inside force.
[/QUOTE]4. Derrick Caracter 14 C 6-9 286- young, giant baby, nice handles and perimeter game, great passer, needs post work and muscle.[/QUOTE]
The kid is 14. Let's let him grow up a little. The 6-9, 286 is way off. I stood next to him at the Peach Jam and I'd say he's 6-7, 260. Still. He's good but let him enjoy his freshman year.