Let’s say you’re starting a high school basketball team — boys or girls. You can build around one player.
Said player can be an imposing inside presence, a floor leader, a sharp-shooter, or, I suppose, a combination of the three.
It’d be tough to turn down a tall, bruising post player. Especially at the high school level, where a very good post/center can go to town in the paint all night long.
Spencer Hawes, who dominated while at Seattle Prep, would be Exhibit A of why to go with size.
Then again, there are the Jason Terry’s and Venoy Overton’s, etc. who had tons of success in the backcourt.
To maximize success, which type of player do you build around and why? Build your argument in the comments.
1. Justin Walden, Chief Leschi, boys basketball. Had a triple-double (24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 steals) in 56-54 win over Northwest Yeshiva.
2. Ben Scheideman, Nathan Hale, boys basketball. Scored 32 points in 50-43 loss to O’Dea.
3. Taylor Stevens, Marysville-Pilchuck, boys basketball. His 31 points weren’t enough for the Tommies, who were defeated 61-58 by Everett. The 6-foot-6 center is averaging 25 points per game.