Re: Let's discuss scouting (How would you do a better job?) (long)
- Hurley's stats were solid in college (mainly his assists and
> three point shooting) - but his lower scoring average and okdefensive
> statistics didn't foretell a great pro future. I predicted himpersonally
> to be a major bust.Hurley's jump shot spun sideways, kind of like Tim Hardaway's but
worse, and he never fixed that. It amazed me that his 3-point shots
ever went in and didn't surprise me that it was an issue as a pro.
One other thing: High assist guys almost never succeed as pros. The
reason is that to be good enough to be in the NBA, you almost have to
be the best player on your college team. And if you're the best
player, you're probably leading the team in points rather than
- --- <danthestatman@h...> wrote:
> >From: "John Hollinger" <alleyoop2@y...>The
> >One other thing: High assist guys almost never succeed as pros.
> >reason is that to be good enough to be in the NBA, you almosthave to
> >be the best player on your college team. And if you're the bestmuch all top
> >player, you're probably leading the team in points rather than
> I assume you mean high assist, lower scoring guys. Pretty
> tier PGs were high assist guys in college - but very few weremediocre
> scorers in college ...Take it further and just state that the vast majority of college
stars do not succeed at the NBA level -- be they assist guys,
scorers, or whatever.
Is the best player on a bad team more likely to succeed in the NBA
than the sidekick on a championship team? I doubt it.
Bobby Hurley was often likened to Bob Cousy. I imagined we might
find out how Cousy would do in the '90s NBA. Did we ?