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A new system to evaluate the pro potential of college players

6/26/2007 - NBA

As an NBA analyst, few things have confounded me more than trying to evaluate college players for the NBA draft.

I have a pretty good system to deal with Europeans, at least the ones who get major exposure in the Euroleague (more on that later this week). And at the other end of the spectrum, the high schoolers and random foreign teenage 7-footers have played so few competitive games that there's nothing much to evaluate.

But in the middle lie college hoops -- close enough to the NBA game to be ripe for evaluation, yet just different enough to have remained elusive.