Anonymous
Years ago

New Sixer Gilchrist - Tryout

How is his first training session going, anyone know or heard anything?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Nowhere as good as Julius Hodge... but he will do.

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Loco  
Years ago

He turned up to the session - he's already +1 on Hodge.

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SVD  
Years ago

He is the most naturally talented batsman I have ever seen - He is very strong on the legside and driving off his front foot. His keeping could use some work but needless to say he will be known as one of the greatest (if not the greatest) wickekeeper/batsmen in cricket history.

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Jake  
Years ago

He's not as good as Hodge.......How can you rate a player in a short training session when he has just flown half way around the world.

Was Hodge that bloody good in his first session?

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Jake, its Australia, no one is going to find any positives to report! Tall poppy syndrome lives strong through our sprot unfortunately. I reckon at 6'3 with a decent handle this guy will be a handful for undersized guards like Gibson and even Corey Williams.

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KingJames  
Years ago

Jake I think anonymous was just being a troll.

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aaa  
Years ago

The guy has a solid build for a guard, worth a try!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

? Hodge is one of the best import to ever play in the NBL.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Jake, can you email me please? Thanks.

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Camel 31  
Years ago

Regret I didn't see Gilchrist or Hodge at their first training ( even thought I live next door to the Dome and should have wondered in, for a while).
I seem to recall that coach Ninnis was very impressed how Hodge had lifted the session dunking on Cooper and was amazed at what he could do, even though he'd just flown in from Italy via USA.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Apparently Gilchrist got a decent dunk in his first session.

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Jake  
Years ago

Isaac....apologies for using inappropriate language in this thread. Won't happen again. Thanks

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Isaac  
Years ago

Haha, that's not what I wanted to speak with you about!

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Humpa  
Years ago

what are his strengths/weaknesses?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damn there are some tools on this forum..

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The Journo  
Years ago

Hopefully Gilchrist has the penetration of Hodge, the shooting touch of Farley and the defensive pressure of Mee.

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DB5  
Years ago

ha ha, paranoid much Jake...lol

: )


Who did he dunk on Isaac?

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jakarta in NBL  
Years ago

His stats in college are impressive over his career at Maryland, not the usual thing you see with imports in the NBL unless they played div 1 or at a crap college.

Does anyone know if he get a brown paper bag on his way from the airport?

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Loco  
Years ago

LBJ. Unfortunately, no footage is available.

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KingJames  
Years ago

Humpa how can you determine what his strengths and weaknesses are from the first training session after flying from over seas?? :P

Gotta give the guy time.

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Humpa  
Years ago

well according to DraftExpress:

Strengths:
Big PG
Great scorer, especially at attacking the basket. Can score from anywhere.
Also has a pretty good jump shot, and can hit 3s.
Excellent passer, but more of a score-first than pass-first PG.

Weaknesses:
Lazy defender (though he's good at it).
Was a ballhog at Maryland, which drove coaches/team mates crazy.
Streaky.
Attitude.

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Loco  
Years ago

Imports are like a box of chocolates.

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Big Sexy  
Years ago

I think what people would like to know from the people who attended are.

Can he it a consistent 3 point shot or mid range shot?
Does he look athelic (fast)?
Who did he match up on and how did he go?

I know it was is first training but people are just curious

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kad  
Years ago

I spoke to a good friend of mine who is a massive Maryland basketball fan.

He said Gilchrist is a great scoring PG who really didn't have his head straight when he was in College. He nominated for the draft too early and has suffered since.

Lots of upside, but plenty of downside to go with it. It will be interesting to see if he has his act together 5 years down the track.

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TC2  
Years ago

The good ones are dark, Loco?

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Skin  
Years ago

Strength: has lots of tats

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hooked  
Years ago

and he tweets!

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Loco  
Years ago

A tatted tweeter? Tawiffic!

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Andy  
Years ago

Negatives - Ears

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Tipo  
Years ago

Someone on another board compared him to marbury..... I'd be fine with that style of player

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Camel 31  
Years ago

On ABC TV news the story of 36ers first training , with Gilchrist wearing number 5 ( after the retirment of Brett Maher)......
Probably good that he wears that.. there was thought that they may retire no.5

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Tipo  
Years ago

Why not retire 5?

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Camel 31  
Years ago

Normally left for a few years before retiring a number

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jakarta in NBL  
Years ago

from australiabasket.com
Born June 29, 1984
Personal:
John H. Gilchrist III son of LaRita and John Gilchrist & has an older brother, Roderick and a younger sister, Jeanetta & enjoys fishing, boats, jet skiing and anything on water & learned to fish with his dad's brother (Eric) and sister (Terri)
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Outlook:
A tough, physical point guard who runs the floor with proficiency and possesses an uncanny ability to finish. Characterized as a winner and a competitor. With his strength and determination, he is a very effective point guard.
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Career:
Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem)
2002-2003: Maryland (NCAA): 31 games: 4.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.7apg
2003-2004: Maryland (NCAA): 32 games: 15.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg
2004-2005: Maryland (NCAA): 28 games: 13.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 5.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 42.6%, 3Pts: 38.3%
2005 NBA Chicago Pre-Draft Camp
2005 July: Reebok Vegas Summer League (Cleveland Cavaliers)
2005-2006: Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Israel-Premier L.): 30 games: 13.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.2apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 66.2%
2006 July: Toshiba Vegas Summer League (Denver Nuggets)
2006: July: Seven Cities Pro-Am in Hampton Roads, Va. (W. Former Green Run)
2006-2007: Elan Bearnais Pau-Orthez (France-ProA): 5 games: 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, left in Oct.'06, then joined Hapoel Ironi Nahariya (Israel-Premier League, starting five), Israeli League: 7 games: 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 59.5%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.7%; FIBA EuroCup: 6 games: 12.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 63.3%, 3FGP: 35.3%, FT: 68%; left in Jan.'07, then moved to Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League), left in March'07, in Apr.'07 signed at Idaho Stampede (D-League): 3 games: 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg
2007 June-July: ULEB Summer League in Jesolo, Italy (Benetton Treviso)
2007-2008: BK Ventspils (Latvia-LBL): ULEB Cup: 1 game: 2pts, 1reb, 1ast, 1steal, left in Nov.'07: LBL: 2 games 5.0ppg 3.0rpg 3.0apg 0.5bpg 1.0spg; Baltic League: 6 games: 6.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 55.6%, FT: 60.0%; ULEB cup: 1 game 2pt 1reb 1as 1st, later that month moved to Iscar Nahariya (Israel-Premier League): 22 games: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 73.3%
2008: Drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League,5rd(66))
2008-2009: Colorado 14ers (D-League), left in Nov.'08
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Awards/Achievements:
HS AP AAA Player of the Year in Virginia -01
NCAA Sweet 16 -03
ACC Tournament Champion -04
ACC All-Tournament 1st Team -04 (MVP)
All-ACC Honorable Mention -05
NIT Semifinals -05
Israeli Premier League Semifinals -06
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Defensive Team -06
D-League Semifinals -07
Israeli Premier League Semifinals -08

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D16  
Years ago

Maybe the Sixers just have left over No.5 gear and john is using that to train.

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Bruce Beck  
Years ago

I wonder whether they'd hang up number 5, at the Dome for the first game, this season ?

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kad  
Years ago

must. use, punctuation!

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Bruce Beck  
Years ago

Aw well just a thought. I guess not then.

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ESP  
Years ago

Bruce, they should but they won't.

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The Brad  
Years ago

May I ask whonumber 21 is, the player in picture 33 or even the two guys in picture 66? Is that Josh Wood and Chris Clausen?

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skip  
Years ago

ESP - What makes you think that they wont?

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SVD  
Years ago

I'm sure it was just a training shirt but I have a reason that he shouldn't use #5 ... what if he turns out to be awesome - let's say better than Darnell.

What if he leads us to back to back titles - I'm just speculating here - so he is #5 and Brett Maher is #5 - so at the end of his career we have 2 #5's retired.

Again - I'm sure it was just a training shirt

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Sturty6ers  
Years ago

Chris is in Picture 67 and 68. Didn't see him in 66.

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ESP  
Years ago

Skip, i'm using sneaky reverse psychology. I think they should, so i'll suggest they wont, so that they do, to prove me wrong...

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DEFENSE  
Years ago

was number 21 lockie parker??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No.

21 was Harry Harvey.

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camel 89  
Years ago

The two guys in photo 66 are Chris Clausen and Max Papendieck.I think Max is in photo 33 as well and he is also wearing 21.

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skaf  
Years ago

The bigger #21 in the blue was Max Papendieck, and the smaller was Harri Harvey. They were both wearing skins

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