Finding the right player can be a very difficult task for
any team and coach. Not only does it depend on the financial
situation of the club or organization, but it also depends
on what your team really needs. Most teams go into recruiting
by looking at the players with the best statistics and well
known popular players. It is quite normal to want and try
to get the best player available.
However there are possibilities of players that are too
expensive for the team’s budget. Players without stand out
statistics are some of the most hidden treasures. There
are a lot of things that aren't recorded as a statistic
in basketball. Hustling, diving for loose balls, taking
charges and among others that are vital to a teams success.
So what type of player do you want?
If a player had a complete package of points, rebounds,
defense and all the other small things, it would be smart
to snatch that person fast. A lot of great players have
an edge over average players, whilst some average players
work harder than the great players so it can be difficult
to see that once you sign a player.
Players that want to be found are probably the most eager
to perform well and succeed. We have put Basketball Overseas
together to aid the player and team’s future. Profiles of
men and women basketball players are listed and a request
for a video as well.
Search our Basketball Overseas Forum for
more information and post.
The Evaluation Period
During the time when you or your team evaluate a particular
player it would be good to look for plus and minuses of
the player. If you are looking for a Michael Jordan type
of player make sure his/her statistics show that they are
able to perform. Otherwise you are wasting the time of you
and the player.
Remember when a player gets off of the airplane from traveling
far a distance, jet lag can hinder basketball
performance. It is better for the player and for the team
to allow more than a few hours before they begin testing!
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