Monday, October 20, 2008

Alumni Profile: Rip Hamilton

ESPN Power Ranking: 94

Team: Detroit Pistons

Position: Shooting Guard

Overview: Being ranked 94th in the NBA power rankings is egregious. Rip is Detroit’s number one post-season scorer of all-time and tops in Detroit’s post-season games played. He was ranked 5th in three point percentage and is a three time All-Star. He ranks second in team history in assists and ended his year ranked 9th in franchise history in points.

Rip is excellent on both sides of the court. He plays tremendous in your face defense and for his size, he gets physical. On offense, he is a non-stop runner and makes his man run through picks, around baselines, and has mastered the art of the pull-up jumper. His game mimics that of Reggie Miller, though he has a couple of trophies. Who would you rather have on your team Kirk Hinrich, ranked 77th, or Rip Hamilton?

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