Posted by poncho0091 on 10/5/2012 12:37:00 PM (view original):
There's a few stats tied to IQ that stand out, but they may also be because it is a freshman heavy team. More fouls than opponents, barely any assists, and less steals.
I thought the same thing ... BUT ... IQ is how you tell a Freshman from a Senior (I think). There is no other type of experience than getting a better IQ, therefore if these guys never get a better IQ then they will be "playing like Freshmen" their whole careers.
Well, they will get better attributes, so they will improve based on those gains in attributes, but they will play at a lower level than others players who have similar attributes and also higher IQs. The only real point to this test is to see if you can get better players by growing them faster.
I personally think you will not get better players, because the vast majority of players I recruit are MAXed out on attribute growth before their senior season ... so all I see happening here is that you will get to that MAXed out level as a Sophomore instead of as a Junior. Once you get MAXed out, you no longer grow in attributes ... and you will also not grow in IQ, so the extra minutes will be wasted.
If everyone could grow in every attribute to 100, then this might work at Div-III and possibly Div-II ... but since players can not grow to that level in every attribute, at some point the team has maxed out growth.
That is not to say that you can't win with that team ... just that the team will not be at optimal performance once you have most of your players MAXed out.