- Simply score. He was able to drive to the hoop against anyone, and when he got to the basket he simply made the layup, or had a floater over a defender. I'm not sure if he could even dunk the ball... not that it mattered. And it did not matter who defended him; the Pearl made defenders look foolish. His triple fake against Georgetown's Gene Smith in the Big East tourney is well known.
- Great passer. The Pearl was the school's all time assist man when he left, despite playing only three years. He had great court vision, was very good with wrap around passed and no look touch passes.
- Great teammate. The Pearl could score, but he focused on making his teammates better. The guys around him were better players because of him. As fans we took for granted how much he surpressed his scoring ability. It became apparent how great a scorer he truly was when Raf Addison was hampered down the stretch of Pearl's last season, and the Pearl went on a tremendous scoring spree over the last 12 games or so, stepping up and doing the scoring now that the team's leading scorer (Raf) was unavailable.
- Amazing Everyone. Pearl was electric on the court. Fans wanted to see him play, and they flocked to see him. I'm sure opposing players had to be in awe at times; Jim Boeheim in his press conference earlier today admitted he caught himself at times watching the Pearl play, instead of focusing on coaching. He was mesmerizing.