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The Basketball Scout Handbook is Available Now
The closest thing to an intellectual movement in basketball scouting has been Analytics. Those guys love numbers because they have a poor understanding of people. But basketball is a game played by people, not numbers.
It’s time for a real scouting Renaissance, the kind that doesn’t pretend that real basketball experts don’t exist. You can’t be a consistently superior scout if you have a poor understanding of player psychology, your own psychology, anthropology, bio-mechanics, and basic neuroscience.
Analytics are great for occasionally out-scouting the former jocks who only trust their gut. But analytics are demonstrably inferior to a psychology-based approach that incorporate analytics as the secondary or tertiary tool that it should be.
The only stats that matter are wins, losses, and the advanced stats that indicate impact on wins and losses. And college stats are of limited use in predicting NBA success.
Learn how to understand the complex influence that a scout’s ego has on his talent evaluation. That understanding alone will make you a decent scout. Then learn the importance of psychology and group psychology in the players, and which personality types work best at what positions in today’s NBA.
This handbook covers 38 of the most common scouting mistakes. Get a firm handle on all 38 and you’ll most likely be a consistently better scout than the lower 95% of basketball minds among fans, journalists, draft “experts”, scouts, GMs, and NBA owners. You’ll have a better understanding of how they think than they do themselves, and you’ll be able to see many draft busts coming a mile away.
When your only tool is a calculator, everything looks like a number.
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