Seriously Thinker, I thought my long-standing hatred of white people was well know on this board. It seems the PC police are still in effect at GW.
It's unlikely a recruiting bio is going to call a player outright slow, but you can read between the lines...On Fitzgerald: Defensively, he lacks the lateral quickness to defend the perimeter and is especially vulnerable when forced to close out. Yes, this is the type of player that does well in Hobbs' half-court press system.
It says Mikic has "decent athleticism". OK, Hobbs' system ussualy requires better than average athlecism from perimeter players but maybe if Mikic really is 6-7 or taller he can do still do well enough shooting over smaller guards on the perimeter to put up with his defense.
But you still didn't answer the question: Isn't Fitgerald and Mikic essentially the same player: Set shooting PF's with limited athlecism? And since Mikic is the higher rated one (who also had more interest from better programs), what's the value of Fitgerald?