2010-11 Duquesne Community Player Scouting Reports

Inspired by Tom Tango’s crowd sourced fan defensive scouting reports for MLB teams, I have come up with a project that I think will be fun for Dukes fans to take part in. Fans who follow a team closely are among the most qualified analysts of that team. So, I implore anyone who has followed the Dukes closely this season to provide his or her input to help get a better handle on the ability of the players.

I have created a survey with Survey Monkey dividing basketball related skills into nine different categories. Those are as follows…

Ball Handling: which measures how well a player can handle the ball

Passing: Measuring a player’s ability as a passer

Shooting: Measuring pure shooting ability

Creating: Measuring how well a player can create his own shot

Post Offense: Measuring how well a player can score from the post

Rebounding: Measuring how well a player is getting rebounds

Defense: Measuring how well a player plays defense considering all defense (man on man/playing help etc…)

Awareness: Measuring a player’s court awareness

Quickness: Measuring how fast a player is in basketball terms

You are asked to rank the players on the 20-80 scouting scale often used to rate baseball prospects. 50 equals an average division I player. The ratings then roughly go up or down by one standard deviation. In other words, if you are rating someone as a 60, that player better be at least in the 85th percentile for NCAA players (97th for a 70 rating and 99th for 80 rating). If you are stuck between two ratings, I would suggest that you round down.

I appreciate anyone who does the survey, and I hope you have fun with it. I’m looking forward to the responses.

To do the survey click here. It should only take a few minutes and you don’t have to sign up for anything.


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