- There are some great coaches in college basketball. They recruit, teach, counsel and guide young men and women using the disciplines and strategies of the sport to enhance the student athletes’ lives. They are organized And disciplined in their approach to the most important aspects of the game that it’s obvious why they are successful. Like in any other profession, there are those that struggle and most of those struggles can be attributed to a fundamental lack of understanding. There’s such a gap in the two groups that leads to questions about just how some are vetted to fill those coaching jobs. Recruiting is HUGE!! Understanding what separates the major level players from the Mid-level and Low-level players is incredibly important to not only college coaches but to the HS coaches, Players and parents. The difference between the categorizing of player’s levels can be so subtle that it simply lies in their height. What I find hilarious is when a low D1 coach over critiques a “PG” that controls tempo; directs offense; pressures the ball defensively and gets to the bucket by stating: “ I’d like to see him/her with a more consist outside shot”... the response to that coach is: “if they had that skill with all those other attributes, you couldn’t get them! They’d be above your level”. Then, you look at their rosters and see no players that would accent that type of player anyway. Lack of understanding.
by Anonymous Coach