Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert Ranked 5th Best Defender By SI

Junior Iman Shumpert was ranked the fifth best defender in college basketball this season by Sports Illustrated.

SI On Shumpert:
"Iman Shumpert's status as one of the country's best lockdown defenders became obvious during the ACC tournament, when he gave Maryland's Greivis Vasquez (6-of-12 shooting) and Jon Scheyer (4-of-13) problems. Then in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Oklahoma State, Shumpert held soon-to-be first-rounder James Anderson to 3-of-12 shooting -- and only one of those field goals came within the Cowboys' half-court offense. Shumpert kept the Yellow Jackets in plenty of games in spite of their subpar offense."

I went to Georgia Tech's open scrimmage last weekend and have a writeup here. I think Paul Hewitt's club go as far as Shumpert will take this year.

SI Slideshow

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