All the difference pieces of basketball scouting aren’t created equal.
Some things are a lot harder to describe accurately than others.
You can quantify a player’s height in feet and inches.
Their wingspan can be similarly measured.
Even skills like shooting and rebounding come with numbers you can consider.
Measuring athleticism or potential … that’s harder.
We often think of a player’s athleticism and potential as more or less the same thing.
If a prospect is considered an elite athlete, he or she is said to have a lot of potential.
I’m going to challenge that notion today.
Let’s explore different ways of evaluating both athleticism and potential. CONTINUE READING