- Apr 22, 2009
This is absolutely true, but I think a little unrealistic. If he gets to the FF using players he picked up in his van driving around Gilpen Court I'd be ecstatic. But we both know that the odds of good results are dramatically better if he recruits highly regarded players. Not to reopen the accursed stars debate again, but you are very very unlikely to get very far in big time basketball by routinely staffing your team with unknowns
Depending on depth of the class and skill of the talent evaluators involved, rankings and stars are dead on target for the top 20 players.
After that, they get more inaccurate. Once you get past the top 100, they become preluminary indicators and not the litmus test.
Talent is based on a combination of a consistent if demonstrated of level skill , athleticism.
Corey Douglas got more playing than Gilmore because he plays better post defense than the 4th highest rated player in vcu highest.
If a higher rated player comes in and lives up to the hype then great.
Otherwise, he is going to ride the pine like anyone else if he doesn't demonstrate it on the court.