The keys to great scouting 

April, 15, 2010
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With the 2009-10 college basketball season officially over, it's time for NBA teams to ratchet up their process of evaluating the top players in June's draft.

While studying potential NBA players is a 12-month grind that takes scouts around the country (and, these days, the globe), the next two months is the home stretch of a year's worth of work. How well these scouts, NBA front-office "foot soldiers," have evaluated players will determine whether a team (depending on where it selects) will end up with a solid NBA player, a potential All-Star or a bust.