Michael Gbinije

Michael Gbinije (DET) – “Mike (Silent) G

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DET Shooting Guard/Small Forward: 6’7, 200 lbs; 2nd year, Syracuse

NBA Role: role-playing wing prospect • UnderDOG

A former Syracuse standout, DET’s Michael Gbinije is the latest young wing w/ sights set on contributing under Stan Van Gundy; selected 49th overall in 2016, Gbinije soaked up plenty of big game experience after helping lead ‘Cuse to the Final Four last season; an older rook (24), Gbinije needs to prove himself quickly – accurate three-point shooting is a key ingredient to earn SVG’s trust; physical defender w/ good athleticism – lateral quickness allows Gbinjie to cover his own tracks & mistakes made by teammates; what’s his role? – Van Gundy has plenty of firepower in the front court – can Mike (the ‘G’ is silent) push for minutes at SG?

Signature Shot: TBD.

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 68


Couple DOG Facts:

  • Drafted 49th overall (2016)
  • Competes on the Nigerian National team