Scouting update- Got to go back and watch the rest of NJIT-UK. Think this game did a better job of highlighting both some Labissiere's strengths as well as his weaknesses.
First bullet point- NJIT has a kid named Ukawuba (Oo-Kuh-Woo-Buh). We need to draft this name.
- Really showcased some great skill. Coming out of the gates first with a spinning left hook, and then two possessions later, a right hook, then a few possessions later a turnaround jumper in the high post. With the ball in his hands, he's a terror from either the low or high post as a scorer.
- Super high release and affinity for turnaround jumpers from the elbows really reminds me of Dirk a lot.
- While once again not physically dominant establishing position, he really does a good job of "Floating into space" and creating angles to get the ball. This makes me think him and Towns could really work well together.
- Flashed some good vision with a really nice high-low pass where he caught the ball, turned, elevated, and then fired a ball into Marcus Lee backdoor cutting off the opposite low block. Marcus Lee didn't finish of course though.
- Once again, good positioning is going to get him a lot of rebounds despite not being able to outjump everybody
- He's not super atheltic. Moves decently, but reminds me a little of a Myles Turner in that respect.
- Defensively this creates a few issues. Like I said last night from the Albany game, he positions himself well. However, his final rotation to provide help defense is a step slow, and since he's not a freak athletically, he rarely gets to anybody's shots. Even NJIT's small guards were able to finish relatively comfortably around him quite a few times
- NJIT also exposed him a few times in pick n rolls early on. He was early to hedge, and his man would just backdoor cut him. The Princeton offense thrives off this, so it happened a few other times to other players as well, but it's definitely something to note, especially with his lack of foot speed.