Monday, November 23, 2009

Baltimore native Henry Sims will glide in motion to step his game up this season for the Hoyas


#30 Sophomore Henry Sims is ready to glide to newer heights

Henry Sims glides in for the thunderous landing on the Savannah State Tigers 11/20/09!
Watch your head!
Nice Jordans Henry!

Hoyanation, sitting here thinking about the great Baltimore players that played here on the Hilltop.  David Wingate, Reggie Williams to be exact.  I call Henry Sims the baby of the bunch with lots of potential to be one of Georgetown's greats.  With lots of focus and hard work Henry can achieve and as we see now his hard work, determination, and dedication will pay dividends for the Hoyas.  Henry Sim, a 2008 graduate of Mount Saint Joseph's Catholic High School in Baltimore. The Gaels finished with a record of 31-6 and 17-1 in conference. The team was led by senior center Henry Sims, now member of the Georgetown Hoyas' basketball team, and sophomore guard Eric Atkins. The Gaels were both BCL and MIAA regular season champions, but finished 2nd Place in both the BCL and MIAA tournaments. Sims was chosen as the BCL Co-Player of the Year and was named to the All-BCL First Team.

I found a one clipping of  Henry Sims high school game against high school basketball famed Oak Hill Academy 2008:

(#43 Scout, #62 Rivals) had the most dominant performance of any prospect here in Springfield, scoring 32 points and nearly leading his team to a shocking upset victory over Oak Hill Academy. He is all you can ask for physically out of a 6’10 high school senior, blessed with broad shoulders, decent lower body strength, and very long arms. Athletically, the Baltimore native runs the floor exceptionally well and has above average leaping ability. When you combine this with his great motor, you begin to understand why he is a top recruit nationally, despite not having a super refined skill set.

Against Oak Hill, Mt. St. Joseph established Sims as their go-to-guy from the tip. He received countless touches in the post, where he was able to use quick drop steps to put points on the board. Once Oak Hill began combating him with double teams, he responded well by making the proper reads and finding teammates for open looks at the basket. Henry showed off his soft hands by catching everything thrown to him and grabbing a ton of offensive rebounds, which he usually converted at the rim. He’s not the most skilled or fluid player in the world, but he really gets the job done at this level. When not around the basket, he displayed a promising jump-shot from 17 feet and in. Although he did not shoot the ball from the perimeter at an outstanding clip, he established himself as a presence out there with his ability to hit the short jumper or put the ball on the floor once and take it to the rim.

Sims used his long arms and good timing on the defensive end to alter many shots, doing his best to marginalize the impact of Oak Hill’s posts. He boxed out well inside and likely would have had more rebounds if his team did not allow the Oak Hill guards to crash the glass so much. The potential is definitely there for this athletic big man to develop into a defensive presence at Georgetown".

Henry Sims flushes dunk with one hand in high school

Nike SPARQ Training NSTC: Mt. St. Joseph's Henry Sims


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