Backcourt scoring skills Topic

I'm in D3 and I'm wondering what skills to look for when recruiting players that I want to be my future scoring options
12/10/2012 12:56 PM

In my opinion, guards you want spd/bh/ath/per/lp. If you want more perimeter, re-order to spd/per/bh/ath. Other coaches with more experience than myself may have a different priority list.

12/10/2012 1:08 PM
you really want to focus on the spd/per combo for back court scoring. if you've got tons of those two, you can have a great scorer, with **** everywhere else. ball handling is also fairly important, and you can also have lp oriented guards, for whom lp and ath are decently important. really, lp is valuable for a per type guard as well, but the value of ath only really kicks in as lp gets more and more important, and still, spd is always significantly more important for a guard, on offense, than ath. to try to quantify that a bit, you almost can ignore ath for pure long range scorers, but for driving guards, you dont want to do that any more. also, ft% is pretty important for those lp type guards.
12/10/2012 2:12 PM
My 2nd all time leading scorer had crap for per.  High speed/ath/lp/bh.  So really, speed/ath/bh are the important factors and per/lp is interchangable, depending on what type of scorer you want. 

Agree with gillispie though, that speed/per and ath/lp seem to be important to lump together. 
12/10/2012 2:35 PM
Thanks guys that helped out a lot
12/10/2012 3:43 PM

In D3, I have had a player w/ very high speed (90+) and BH (80+) but limited ath (I think it was 24?) and per/lp both in the hi-30's score 19 a game as a SR at around a 47% shooting clip. This was, I think, a rare anomaly as I didn't even begin the season with him at a high distro. I thought that was interesting, and showed me that the SIM engine finds your scorers for you but they obviously have to have the right underlying skills.

12/11/2012 11:06 AM
Ath and SPD are king, however SPD is the true king, imo. Don't be afraid to take a guy with superior ratings and flawed ATH. Yes, he may get more fouls and may even hit the wall occasionally against similar spd coupled with better ATH, But, I find far more guys with average spd than with superior SPD and I think that's an acceptable equation.
12/11/2012 3:06 PM
Backcourt scoring skills Topic

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