For a player that UConn coach, Jim Calhoun praised as “one of the most dominant players in the history of college basketball,” Hasheem Thabeet sure has failed to live up to the hype.
7-foot-2 center, Hasheem Thabeet was chosen with the number two pick in last years draft. He has averaged 2.5 points per game while grabbing just under three rebounds.
Thabeet is the highest player ever picked to be sent down to the D-League. Players can only be assigned to a D-League team within their first two season of play. He will be suiting up for the Dakota Wizards. Hopefully they can work some magic in advancing his game.
Although the Grizzlies knew he would be a long-term project, they hoped he could still fill the role of a back-up center. Thabeet drew many comparisons to Dikembe Mutombo. As it currently stands, it looks as though Dikembe has more talent in his finger than Hasheem does on the court.
This news was first reported by RidiculousUpside.com.