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Sibert ready to make transition.......................
I really like Sibert...........I think he may suprise some fans this year..........
I like Sibert a lot too. His defense alone will get him PT and I've said all along that I think he has an outside chance to be the 5th starter with Scott coming off of the bench.
Sibert = Buford 2.0
2011 Basketball Preview: Jordan Sibert
October 16, 2011, by Joe Dexter
There is no doubt that Jordan Sibertâ€™s accomplishments on the court as a freshman were heavily overshadowed by the solid seasons of fellow teammates Deshaun Thomas, Jared Sullinger, and Aaron Craft.
Every time the young guard made his way to the court though, he made it count. Despite only scoring double digits once last season, the*Cincinnati native looks to work his way into the rotation* with an even more important role in the upcoming 2011-12 season. He might not be the a starter when the season begins, but should be a key contributor off the bench and play some significant minutes at both the shooting guard and small forward positions.
Hometown: Cincinatti, OH
High School: Princeton HS
Position: Guard (2/3)
High School Awards:
- 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Ohio (2010).
- 2010 First Team All-Ohio.
- Associated Press Southwest District Division I player of the year (2010).
A four star recruit out of high school last season, Sibert was ranked as top ten guard of the 2010 class nationally by Rivals.com and the best incoming shooting guard in the Big Ten heading into his first year as a Buckeye. A teammate of Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft at the AAU level, Sibert committed to Ohio State almost immediately in 2008, after visiting the campus for the first time. Considered the best pure shooter of the 2010 Big Ten class, it became clear early last season that the youngster had some talent in the back court. But in short time, it also became clear there are parts of Sibertâ€™s game he needs to work on.
His minutes per game are more than likely to double this season, as the Buckeyes look forward to the challenge of replacing David Lighty and Jon Diebler. With Shannon Scott in the mix, this team now has a true point guard. That gives Sibert an even better chance to spell William Buford at points and Aaron Craft when he is off the basketball. In his short minutes last year, he provided a huge spark in ball games with big plays and top notch energy. It wasnâ€™t until March though, when we saw his full potential. Seeing an increase in playing time due to foul trouble, Sibert put together flashes against Michigan on March 12th. Sure he only scored 2 points in 11 minutes, but his defensive ability on the court kept the Buckeyes in front heading into the locker room at the half. And it was his electrifying dunk with 6:45 remaining in the half off a steal out of the hands of Tim Hardaway Jr. that really set the tone to the future. Last season his teammates saw the talent he possessed as a freshman, including David Lighty, who thinks Sibert will be a key part of the Scarlet and Gray future.
"Heâ€™s going to be a special player. All freshmen kind of go through these things. You can ask all the guys whoâ€™ve been here, from Will (Buford) sitting the bench a lot his freshman year, me sitting the bench a lot my freshman year, to Dallas (Lauderdale) and Jon (Diebler). We always tell him, â€˜Weâ€™ve been through it."
Watching Sibert grow on the court will be one of the most enjoyable experiences of the upcoming season. He has the talent and drive to become the next great Buckeye guard, and with Thad Matta, Chris Jent, and Jeff Boals teaching him the game, the sky is the limit.
Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
2010-11 25 8.36 2.08 29.0 25.0 53.3 0.56 1.0 0.04 0.4
The one thing that sticks out for Sibert is his ability to shoot the basketball. An excellent spot up shooter, number 2 also knows how to find the basket by slashing past defenders on his way into the paint. He also has shown since he broke his leg in high school, that he can slash and dish â€” drive to the hoop and pull up for the inner perimeter jumper or find the open man on the screen. Sibert brings an offensive energy to the court that nearly matches that of Aaron Craft.* A lot of that has to do with his explosiveness with the basketball in his hands.
This year though, his focus could be on filling the void of graduating senior Jon Diebler. Sibert has the range to be an effective three point shooter, and comes off screens pretty well. He will still need to work on his jump shot with Chris Jent, to become more consistent, but he could figure into the outside game a lot more than fans anticipate. The beauty though of Siberts strengths is while he can make that shot, he is one of the more better open court players in this recruiting class. That gives the offense options, and allows Sibert to take what is given to him. As he works his way onto the court more, it will be imperative that he uses his ability to create opportunities for his teammates.* Something he has a lack of experience doing at this level of basketball.
The one thing that Sibert struggled with in limited time last season was his presence on the defensive side of the floor. Whether it was in zone or man-to-man, at times the freshman looked stiff and uncomfortable covering other guards on the floor. A lot of that has to do with the adjustment of speed in the game from high school to college, and a lot of it simply has to do with not getting enough repetitions against top tier talent. No matter what was saw on the court, practicing with the like of David Lighty last year as well as Aaron Craft and Jon Diebler could only improved his timing and on the ball skills. Those battles will continue into practice before the season, and it wouldnâ€™t be surprising to see the sophomore come off the bench in defensive situations.
If he molds himself into the defensive player Thad Matta demands on the court.
William Buford has raved about Sibertâ€™s defensive ability this off-season. If he can put that together completely, it will be hard for this coaching staff to keep him off the floor. There is a lot of talent in this back court. Jordan Sibert could be the spark plug that the Buckeyes need, but werenâ€™t expecting coming into 2011.
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Sibert shot the ball well and was impressive in the scrimmage against Walsh going 4-5 from the field and 3-4 from three on his way to scoring 15 points in 16 minutes.
"Give me the ball bitch!!!"
4 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 22 minutes of action....
Sibert Breaks Through.............
It seems that Thompson has passed Sibert right now............
Yes it does. I like the move. Thompson has had a quiet couple games but he brings a more all-around game to the floor the Sibert.
And Sibert hasn't improved his shooting from his freshman season, he's shooting almost exactly the same percentages as he did last year.
I would look for Lenzelle to play closer to 30 minutes than the 20 that he was playing at the SG position so Thompson won't have a huge role, and Sibert's will be even smaller tan Thompson's.
Sibert To Weigh His Options.................Jordan Sibert envisioned he'd have a major role coming off the bench for the Ohio State basketball team this season. As it turned out he had a minimal role. Though he hasn't made a decision about his future, he told BSB he will look into his options this offseason.
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