Michael Gbinije competed with the Nigerian basketball team who earned a spot in the 2016 Olympics which will take place in Rio. I could only imagine this momentum will carry over into his final season at Syracuse. Last season he grew on me as his role increased. He brings good size to his position, versatility, and athleticism. He is solid in transition, he doesn't settle and looks to get the ball to the rim, or create for others. He is able to defend multiple positions 1 thru 4 in college, most likely (1)2-3 at the next level. Defensively he anticipates playing passing lanes and is a strong weak side help defender. He gets his hands on a lot of balls and causes a ton of deflections. Click here to read more about his success at the AfroBasket Championship.
Michael Gbinije 2014-2015 Profile