As the next installment of our Wisdom of Crowds series, we continue with our bigs and 6’8" 195 lb newcomer, Isaiah Armwood. Use the voting buttons in the right margin of the VUHoops home page to predict the number of minutes you think Isaiah will play, and the comment section if you want to explain your thought process.
We posted a feature on Isaiah on June 30.
Jay Wright: “We’ve brought in two big men who could have an impact immediately, including 6-foot-7 forward Isaiah Armwood. “Those guys have the chance to really help us. Isaiah has great length and athleticism.”
ESPN.com: Ranked #41 Overall; #13 PF “Armwood is physically thin (old schoolers should think of Stacey Augman), but very active around the basket and in transition. He has great length along with quick hops that make him an effective finisher on the break and a good shot blocker on the defensive end. He is an athlete with good lateral speed that can defend multiple positions. He gets after on the offensive glass and had a couple of spectacular plays at the rim on put backs. In both the half court and in transition he can put the ball on the floor and get it to the basket or dish it to a teammate. He is a difficult match-up for the slower less athletic power forwards when they play him at that spot as he can use his dribble and make a 15 foot jumper. He is improving from behind the arc, but is not enough of a threat to keep teams from backing off of him when he catches it and squares up. Strength training will be a big component of his success in his time at Villanova.”
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