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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monroe Makes Burger Team, Sims Gets Snubbed

Greg Monroe is JTIII's fourth McDonald's All-American in three years. Henry Sims--like fellow Baltimore star before him, DaJuan Summers--gets shut out. But, boy, is it ever nice to be disappointed to get only one McDonald's All-American!


dan said...

Go West! 4 out of 22 committed burger boys going to the BEast, I like. FWIW, Seth Davis would sell our #12 stock right now.

Georgetown: SELL

Previous rating: Buy

Devout Hoop Thoughts readers won't be surprised at my continued skepticism of the Hoyas. After their loss at Syracuse last Saturday, the Hoyas dropped to 12th in the AP poll, but you could make a case that right now they are the third- or fourth-best team in the Big East. You have to respect a team's ability to win ugly, but the Hoyas' lack of scoring punch has caught up with them as they have lost two of their last three. The good news is that Jonathan Wallace, who has been in a horrendous shooting slump for most of the Big East season, finally broke out for 26 points on 9 for 10 shooting in the loss to the Orange. If he keeps that up, you may want to scoop this team up in early March, but right now this stock is not worth the price.

Jester of Magellan said...

Sims may not be a McDonald's All-American, but that doesn't mean that he won't be good. Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun recently had this to say about Sims:

2.) How has Henry Sims fared for Mount St. Joseph? What improvements has he made between his junior and senior years? What do you expect from him at Georgetown?

Sims has done a great job stepping into the leadership role and accepting the go-to-guy responsibility for the Gaels in the team-oriented style of coach Pat Clatchey. He has become a force to be reckoned with on both ends of the floor. His back-to-the-basket post moves have improved tremendously, and he has always been a good low-post passer and rebounder. Now he has become more of an all-around force. I expect him to continue the great tradition of the Hoyas big men.

As a senior, Sims is way ahead of Roy Hibbert development-wise when Hibbert was coming from Georgetown Prep. I know that because I had the opportunity to scout him for four years and he was a project all throughout his prep career.