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Friday, July 27, 2007

Better Luck With The Hoyas?

All it took was two games. Yesterday Team USA was bounced from medal competition in the Pan American Games with a 67-75 loss to Panama (more coverage). This was the second of Team USA's games. The first was a loss to Uruguay by a score of 81-72.

Roy's play seems to have been a bit inconsistent. In game one Big Roy had nine points, shooting four for five from the field He had had two rebounds, but zero blocked shots. He only played 14 minutes. I'm guessing that fouls plaed a role in Hibbert's less than stellar performance, since he fouled out of the game. I hope that is not a sign of things to come.


He seemed to play better in game two, leading team USA with 19 points and nine rebounds. Without having seen the game, the difference seems to have been the fouls. This should not be surprising to anyone that watched Hibbert play for the Hoyas last season. A propensity for dumb, quick fouls has always been a problem for Roy and his development on this front will be very important in determining his effectiveness both this year at Georgetown and in the NBA.


Regardless of Roy's individual play, one has to ask...Uruguay?...Panama? Team USA sure has falled far.

1 comment:

Diamond_Mike said...

I watched some of yesterday's game. Roy has significantly improved his quickness and looked skinnier. Team USA was not nearly as pollished as Panama. You can tell that those guys play together on a regular basis. But what killed us in the end was that we could not hit outside shots. Scottie Reynolds was a disaster in these games.