2/18/2013 7:48 PM
Is it dumb to recruit a PF at High DI (BCS school) running the triangle that only has a 5 passing?  He will not be the big that is called on to score (just rebound and play D) but is that low passing still an automatic elimination? Thoughts? Thanks.  
2/19/2013 6:31 AM
Not for me if his cores were worth it...but I would set his DISTO to zero.
2/19/2013 7:53 AM
OK, thanks trentonjoe.  It's always difficult to measure how much of an impact passing has on a player's productivity.  I have already extended a scholarship to him so I am pursuing him.  As a role player I feel like he will be effective for what I am looking for.  Plus he is only 10 miles away. Thanks for the thoughts.    
2/19/2013 3:15 PM (edited)
i would be fine with a 5 passing big in triangle d1. i definitely wouldnt set his distro to 0 either, unless he sucked offensively and that justified the 0. the reality is passing is not that important at the 4/5 and you can have fantastic players at those positions with no bh or passing. the team benefit of bh/pass at the 4/5 seems very, very slight (if anything), and the personal benefit is basically a relatively minor reduction in TOs. 50 less passing might cost you, what, half a TO on a 10ppg scorer? less? what does 50 less rebounding do? or 50 ath? they take a great d1 big from great to total ****/worthless (or they might be able to play sf). really, if the guy is great without looking at his bh/pass, hes great with 1 bh/pass or 50 bh/pass. dont sweat it, and i wouldnt play the player much differently, either.

honestly, if you offered me a 95 ath/reb/def/sb/lp big, and i could take him with 1 bh/pass or 60 bh/pass, id have to stop and think, hard. is 60 bh/pass worth him possibly leaving earlier? i dont know. probably not. id probably take the 95 everything important 1bh/pass guy and hope he graduates.
2/19/2013 4:35 PM
Great advice as always coach.  Thanks for taking the time to respond.  Passing and BH in bigs has always been gravy in my mind, however I am not a great coach so I always wonder if maybe i'm doing the little things wrong.  I tend to account for passing (somewhat) in my scoring big only because I think decent passing in my scoring big in the triangle is a positive.  However, I have never really measured to track specific results so who knows if that is true.  Either way, I don't consider it a major factor in determing the productivity of a potential player.     With that said I have never recruited a big with a passing at 5 rated at low potential!   Thanks for the thoughts.  It helps to know that I am not far off track!  Appreciate it.  
2/19/2013 8:00 PM
I use the triangle offense and I had a C with 5 passing once, but he great defensive numbers as well. I was unsure about getting him at first, but was glad that I did in the end. He was the conference player of the year and an all-American by his senior year.

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