Re: Herbert Hill
I've actually seen a lot of Herbert Hill while he was at Providence. I go to the Big East Tourney every year, and usually see another two or three Uconn games, usually see a game in Providence, and sometimes a St Johns game in the garden in a given year. Plus all the local TV coverage.
Hill's something of a late bloomer. He only really produced this last season at Providence. And it's not an issue of effort. The guy plays really hard, he just was never that good. That sort of takes away any type of upside you can hope for out of him, as he's probably as good as he'll ever be. You've also sort of got to wonder if he just ran into a hot streak during his senior season, in combination with being fed by a Providence team that was young, and just not that good. He does bring a legit NBA skill, in his shot blocking, and he is a pretty good rebounder. His post game is mostly inside pivot facing up, and trying to use his quickness advantage to get into a running hook or pull up. He runs pretty well, and is pretty quick footed, but he's not overly big. I'd be surprised if he's over 6-9, in spite of being listed at 6-10 or 6-11. His energy, rebounding, and shot blocking could keep him in the league, but only as a fringe guy. Think maybe what Tony Battie is now, or Francisco Elson, maybe Lawrence Funderburke from a few years back. But Battie and Elson are both bigger, and probably better athletes, and Funderburke was a actually a pretty refined scorer.