Grant Hill vs G. Robinso

Grant Hill vs G. Robinso

Post by Daniel J. Clan » Thu, 06 Oct 1994 08:34:07



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>>Now *this* could be an interesting rivalry :)

>Did you really watch the game??  Hill, combined with Antonio Lang, Cherokee
>Parks, and just an off-night by Glenn, were able to control Robinson pretty
>well.  However, by the same token, Robinson and Cuonzo Martin were able to
>just as effectively shut down Grant as well.  Glenn Robinson was able to
>go to his left, however, Duke was in a very good defensive scheme whereby
>they were able to have Cherokee Parks basically play the middle in a zone
>while Grant/Antonio Lang played Glenn man-to-man.  Then, when Glenn was able
>to go left OR right and get by Grant/Lang, he STILL had to contend with
>Cherokee Parks in his face.  It was this very effective defensive strategy,
>combined with a bad shooting night by Glenn (he was also missing some very
>wide open shots), that shut him down.

In general, I think that your analysis of the defense is correct, but
I have to wonder if you were watching the game if you think that
Glen missed alot of easy shots.  

In fact, whenever Duke let up slightly (like a switch that left someone
like Capel on Big Dog) Robinson usually drained the shot.  He had
very few uncontested shots throughout the entire game.

Also, if you have had a hard time getting in to your rhythm then it
is often harder to hit these shots the few times that they appear
since you have not gotten many open shots.  Thus, when a player misses
a few of these shots in a situation like this it is often due to the
defense that has been played as opposed to it just being an off night.

Dan Clancy

 
 
 

Grant Hill vs G. Robinso

Post by Eri » Wed, 05 Oct 1994 22:27:53

Quote:

>eric writes...
>>I don't doubt that Pistons would have gone with Big Dog if they had
>>the chance. And Robinson will score more points and be a bigger
>>impact player. BUT...Hill will have a better FG% and will be regarded
>>as a more versatile player. :)
>Why will Grant have a better FG%??  Grant Hill has never really been known
>as a great shooter (Glenn is).  He is a very versatile player, but is he

[...]

Ya know...i remember thinking to myself that if i mention Hill's
superior FG% that i would avoid involving Dave Meeks in the discussion.
(knowing how much u touted St*cktOn's FG% in comparison to another PG).

If u want to know why i mention Hill's FG% vs. Robinsons....look
up their stats for their college years.

Quote:
>really more so than Glenn?  Glenn is easily a much better scorer, and has

See above "...Robinson will score more points..."

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>both an inside game as well as legitimate 3pt range.  He is also a far better

I should probably now write this, but...
Hill added the 3-pt shot to his game in his 4th year. Look it up.
I ****NOT**** saying Hill is a great 3-pt shooter, just saying that
Hill has done a lot to shake his image of a non-3-pt shooter. Old
characterizations die hard, tho.

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>More versatile??  I guess we'll see, but I think Glenn comes in with the

I agreee. I agree. I agree. We'll have to see. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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>ability to do just about anything on the floor.  Grant will be able to do
>some things better, but I think overall Glenn will be better in just about
>every area...

See above "...Robinson...will be a bigger impact player..."

Maybe this *won't* be an interesting rivalry after all.

Quote:
>David T. Meeks            || "There's a lot of Big Talkers

--eric

 
 
 

Grant Hill vs G. Robinso

Post by Michael Boucha » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 17:19:39


Quote:

>One could also have made the argument a few years back that Sam Bowie was
>a better player than Michael Jordan, and had Chicago had the higher pick,
>they would have gone with Bowie.  It's all a ***shoot.

>dave

True, it is all a major ***shoot.

False, no argument could hold true when trying to legitimize Bowie
bing better than Jordan. Even when Bowie played for UK I knew he was
through before he started. I was high on Mel Turpin though... :)

Mike

 
 
 

Grant Hill vs G. Robinso

Post by Dave Mee » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 02:11:49


Quote:


>>Cherokee Parks in his face.  It was this very effective defensive strategy,
>>combined with a bad shooting night by Glenn (he was also missing some very
>>wide open shots), that shut him down.

>In general, I think that your analysis of the defense is correct, but
>I have to wonder if you were watching the game if you think that
>Glen missed alot of easy shots.  

I didn't say a lot.  But, he was missing some shots he normally makes.  The
defense was pretty tough for a good portion of the game, and probably took
him out of his rhythm (like you mention below).  However, Glenn was not
shooting as well as he normally does, and that combined with the very tough
defense (team, not just Grant) caused him to have a poor shooting night.

Quote:

>Also, if you have had a hard time getting in to your rhythm then it
>is often harder to hit these shots the few times that they appear
>since you have not gotten many open shots.  Thus, when a player misses
>a few of these shots in a situation like this it is often due to the
>defense that has been played as opposed to it just being an off night.

>Dan Clancy

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