The Mavs continue to put together a deep roster (and one of the taller teams with in recent memory) after adding 6’8 forward Jorge Bilbao from Spain. Averaging over 30 points and 13 rebounds during the 2012-2013 season, he can score from the perimeter or closer in. Big question for opposing defenses: how do you guard a 6’8 player that has good range from all over the court? Bring a post defender out a bit and open up the paint as a trade-off? Hope a quick guard can disrupt his shot? Looks like another great signing for a program that could be one of the best teams in the Sun Belt next year.
* Here is a link to the school’s story on the UTA website: http://www.utamavs.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/052113aaa.html
* Some video of Jorge:
* An interview with Jorge at SoloBasket.com:
(in Spanish): http://www.solobasket.com/internacional/espanoles-en-usa-jorge-bilbao-se-decide-por-texas-arlington
(Google English translation): http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.solobasket.com%2Finternacional%2Fespanoles-en-usa-jorge-bilbao-se-decide-por-texas-arlington