Posted On: 01/1/19 8:47 PM

“Glue guys” are players who take up the sometimes unattractive responsibilities necessary for overall team success. Rebounding, careful shot selection, adherent defense are some of those responsibilities. These players can be thought of as the foremost team players who may not always make headlines for their final stat-line, but add a much-needed touch that their team couldn’t thrive without. Most glue guys are exceptionally talented and have all of the tools to be a superstar-caliber player, but choose to direct their efforts to the less fabulous parts of the game that give their team the best chance to win games. Many, if not most, great players start their career as a glue guy. At the Tournament of Champion these were the players we were able to see who stood out for being great glue guys. 

Eric Hilbert 2019 Hugo PG

Eric Hilbert notched 11 points off 63 percent shooting from the field in the second round against Fort Cobb-Broxton. The 5-foot-10 point guard is shifty, efficient, and hustles for what he gets. He makes smart passes to his fellow scorers and doesn’t get ahead of himself trying to force his way into the defense.

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