When you sit down to evaluate a player for the next level, there’s one basketball scouting question you must answer above all else.
I learned about this question years ago from one of my mentors, an NBA scout and executive, who likes to ask aspiring scouts if they know what it is.
People make all kinds of guesses.
- “How much potential does the player have?”
- “How big and athletic is he?”
- “What are his work ethic and character like?”
- “How good is his basketball IQ?”
They’re good guesses. These things matter, of course.
None of them are the answer he’s looking for though. CONTINUE READING