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Suspect Height & Trade Off  

imageI awoke this morning with two important topics on my mind: “Suspect Height” and “Trade Off”.

My thoughts were players’ height could be suspect as well as their talent.

In a new documentary about former NBA player Kenny Anderson, he said his talent was short-lived.

It reminded me when coach Biancardi said, “Talent doesn’t always pan out.”

What is “Suspect Height”?

A player’s height is suspect if their parents stand around six-feet, thus their progeny or offspring doesn’t grow much taller than them.

Whether or not a parent is tall, college recruiters can’t determine players’ height until late in the game.

And scouts are annoyed ranking or disentangling potentially diminutive players from predestined genetically-athletic specimens.

imageFace it. All hoopers aren’t blessed with height, and shorter ones must acquire skills to demonstrate ability.

Athletes’ height are considered suspect even throughout high school during which ESPN thoroughly evaluates.

Height depends on tallness of both parents, predominately the  mother.

The problem is parents of yet developed children do not believe height matters, nor plays a major role in basketball recruiting.

Therefore, they undermined or deny shortness to overrate and self-deceive themselves.

What is the Trade Off?

A parent/player decides to bypass or ignore MSE exposure, and Trade Off or forfeit their pre-high school exposure.

Why believe it happens?

‘Middle School Elite’ is perhaps the greatest name in Middle School Basketball Exposure.

We’ve received the most major world-news coverage and hosted a camp with 350 campers from 46 states. Moreover, we have a decade experience.

The Trade Off erases the parents/players existence from middle school basketball exposure.

Can you honestly say who’s the best 6th, 7th or 8th grader nationally.

Nowadays, the middle school Trade Off is apparent.

Parents/players can rebound in high school if awaiting scouts don’t Trade-Off them.

However, high school is a worse political roller coaster opposed to middle school politics.

imageA mother said, “My son is the best 3rd grader and will bypass anyone in our way!”

This parent is eligible for a Trade Off.

If you don’t believe in the Trade Off, then look at previous ESPN high school rankings. Recognize any hyped-kids from class of 2015-2020?

By parents overstanding the Trade Off deal, they can better navigate the recruiting game within all four humps, barriers or levels (grammar, middle, high school and college).

Dodge the looming Trade Off of not being 1) ranked on MSE/ESPN 2) selected for special teams/programs and 3) invited to exclusive events.

USA Team and Mc Donalds All-American Game committees are selective of players, ESPN only ranks a handful, and the NCAA probability is 1% for competing in Division I sports.

Also, parents should circumvent their son’s embarrassment of not growing as predicted, expected or suspected.

Don’t get caught in the “Trade Off”, and be wary of “Suspect Height”.

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