Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

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Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

Post by geraldasakura on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:34 pm

Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern



HE still has to set foot on Philippine soil, yet NBA veteran and incoming Barangay Ginebra import Herbert Hill is already the talk of the town – nay for the wrong reason.

Hill’s reputation has apparently preceded him, and his poor numbers from the perimeter and from the free-throw line have caused concern among the legion of Ginebra fans weeks before the start of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Basketball forums and fan sites have been filled with debates over the pedigree of Hill, the 28-year-old former Providence College star whose Achilles heel is apparently his free-throw shooting, having made just 43 percent of his charities in college.

Worse, the Utah Jazz draftee from the 2007 NBA rookie class fared even worse from the stripe when he turned pro, his average hitting a low of 33 percent from the charity line in 2009.

His reputation as a poor perimeter shooter and an even worse free throw shooter has caused trepidation among fans, especially following Ginebra’s experience with celebrated reinforcement Jackson Vroman, himself a pitiable free throw shooter, last season.

With Vroman as import, the Kings failed to get past the semifinal stage of this same tournament last year, losing to eventual champions B-Meg Llamados.

Still, Ginebra officials said they are willing to give the Ulm, Germany-born big man a chance to put a lock on his place in the team when he reports for duty on Sunday.

But at the same time, Kings official said they have enough time to seek out other options in the event Hill fails to live up to expectations. The tournament, which features imports of unlimited height, kicks off on February 8.

The league’s most popular team converge for its first practice of the year on Thursday.

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Source: Spin.ph

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Re: Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

Post by garrett_jax on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:49 pm

"His reputation as a poor perimeter shooter and an even worse free throw shooter "

mag-isip-isip na habang di pa nag iistart ang 2nd confy ...............

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Re: Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

Post by skyscraper on Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:58 pm

give him the benefit of the doubt

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Re: Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

Post by MR. FAST on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:13 pm

OT:

Palipat po sa News Article Section.. Salamat!


Bakit ganun lagi nalang nakukuhang import ng ginebra mahina sa FT

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Post by dindin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:07 pm

tingnan muna natin.. pero sana may plan b ang management if ever.. kung di man maayos ang perimeter shooting nya malay naman natin kung maayos sya sa ilalim at depensa.. mas kailangan naman talaga ng team ng inside threat eh..

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Post by MR. FAST on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:09 pm

Sana talaga di ma disappoint tayong mga fans sa kinuha ng ginebra na import..

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Re: Over the Hill? Ginebra keeps fingers crossed as import's woeful shooting a cause of concern

Post by babyevoces on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:49 pm

kung mahina sa shooting at free throw ,,,,bakit pa kinuha ng gins......

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Post by jianaustin on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:04 pm

madalas naman ang bigman mahina sa freethrow, super dalang lang ng center na 70% ft shooter puwera lang kung european sya.. si vroman nga almost 60% ft shooter eh pero anong nangyari, pagdating sa pba 10% na lang yta at ang nakasira sa kanya natakot ang kuya nyo ayaw ng humawak ng bola pag 4th quarter. sana yun ang hindi mangyari kay hill, hindi sya matakot kahit na mahina sya sa ft, sana agressive pa rin sya.

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Post by babyevoces on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:17 pm

sana nga ......

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