Originally Posted by aj1987
Isn't Hibbert 7'2"? How you be that tall and yet average only 8 boards a game?
Because in the NBA height has always had virtually nothing to do with rebounding.
Fresco's rebounding rules:
* Positioning, abdomen & lower body strength, and deep knowledge of geometry are vastly more important than height.
Always were, always will be.
* Gaining the inside of your man is not always the correct place to get rebounds. Even elite, NBA level basketball players clearly have never been taught that simple fact... they just see the ball go up, and mindlessly start boxing out. Sometimes feels like watching zombies they are so brain dead.
* You have to understand trajectory of the ball and get to the spot where it's going to bounce - regardless of who's in front of you.
* A teammate who knows how to box effectively - or monstrously - will get a guy lots of easy boards.
* Studies have shown that 65 to 75% of all rebounds are taken below the rim. I suspect those studies were done long ago and that the numbers are much higher
* The very best rebounders seldom leap more than 15 or 18 inches in pursuit of the ball.
* The hand is quicker than the forearm, and the forearm is quicker than the arm.
* Outstanding rebounders are ferocious. Their lust can never be slaked.
* Players who do not study the greatest rebounders are fools.
Thus shall it ever be, and thus you have the knowledge that must be applied but isn't... by Hibbert, Bosh, and many otherwise great players.