- Aug 27, 2011
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Really good shooter, pretty shot. Really good from three and great in the mid-range. Good off the catch and shoot and uses jab steps and 1-2 dribble pull ups. Doesn't have a great handle yet, but it vastly improved in his year at Dematha. Quick, smooth, and very athletic...great in open court. He's a pure shooting guard, I would say he's more like a young Ray Allen (not saying he's as good) than Bouknight. Skinny like Bouknight coming into Storrs. He'll play a lot early and will be starting pretty quickly, IMO.I was hoping for more specifics. I have no idea what his game is at this level.
So you're saying his source is Jeff Jacobs?Don't get me wrong, I love Rothstein and his UConn promotion, but he's just saying "Some guy I know at UConn said that our offensive ceiling will be really, really high if Jordan Hawkins contributes meaningful minutes/points"
Bouk was also a non top-30 frosh. I understand that has to do with his injury history, but I think rankings are now more based on potential rather than impact.Ignore the Rothstein aspect of this. The coaches are leaking that they are impressed with Hawkins. He's going to play a lot.
But probably 15 minutes to start, maybe 25 minutes a game by mid December, and 30+ by season's end. The Bouknight path. Maybe he gets to 20-25 minutes a game quicker since he hopefully won't have the pre-season incident.
But keep expectations reasonable. He's still a non-top 30 freshman. He's much more likely to be a guy who shows flashes on offense, makes some shots, and plays solid defense, than someone who takes over games or is a go-to guy.
The rankings use a bunch of different criteria. It's a soup. For some guys, potential is the most important part of their rank. For some, skill. For others, current athleticism. Hawkins may have been underrated because of how he fills both the potential and shooting skill buckets, let's hope. But the rankings ARE predictive for college play. There's a drop off in likelihood of instant high level positive impact starting around #30.Bouk was also a non top-30 frosh. I understand that has to do with his injury history, but I think rankings are now more based on potential rather than impact.
Akok was ranked higher than both, wasn't he? That injury set him back a year. I think he's gonna be that pleasant surprise folks forgot aboutVery exciting to hear this. A lot of our focus is on our returning guys but Hawkins and Johnson are legitimately 1 or 2 and done players. If they can tap into that these next two years are going to be something.