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Why is there dark sides in NCAA basketball recruitment? (Part 1)

There are dark sides to the usual hiring process in college-level basketball in the US and Canada. Where do they come from?

The College Athletes Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization, but its structure is completely different from the mere collegiate systems of sports in many countries. The association includes nearly 1300 organizations, regions, and individuals represented. This is the venue for tournaments and sports programs of many colleges and universities in the US and Canada with more than 450,000 student-athletes.

In 2014, the NCAA generated nearly $ 1 billion in revenue, of which 80 – 90% came from the Division I men’s basketball tournament. It can be seen that once basketball has generated such a large cash flow, it must be well There are many hidden problems in it.

Basketball is the main revenue driver for NCAA

Every year, the basketball tournaments of NCAA receive the main money from sponsorship from big corporations such as LG, Unilever, Nissan, and sports fashion brands and of course, television royalties. In terms of image, organization model and player quality play the most important role to create the attraction for the NCAA.

Basketball is the main revenue driver for NCAA

Because of that, the top basketball talents are of great value in the market because they generate different revenues for the NCAA. A qualified high school student can make a college that owns him an incredible benefit both in terms of brand and money.

Looking further, the usual path for good players will be towards entering the NBA. Once joining the world’s No. 1 tournament, his income and reputation are once again fully exploited by not only sports companies but also quite a few other service companies or organizations.

NBA stars, for example, are bound to become prospects for major shoe companies, financial planners, numerous apparel companies, real estate agents, car and personal vehicle salesman, and also weekly magazines, etc.

Some people expected Stephen Curry to be “ignored” by many NBA teams

Up to now, no one can deny Stephen Curry’s talent. Many analysts, as well as a handful of NBA players, consider Curry to be one of the best pitchers in history. With two MVP titles, one NBA basketball championship, and many broken records, Curry can be considered a genius.

But that is the present time, let’s go back to 2009 at the NBA Draft, five teams have ignored Stephen Curry. Before coming to the answer, let’s take a look at the past SC30’s journey in the NBA basketball tournament.

In the 2009 NBA Draft, Golden State Warriors with his 7th choice chose Stephen Curry after three years at Davidson, scoring an average of 25 points per game with a 3-point success rate of 41.2. %. Even in his first professional season in the NBA, Curry finished second in the Rookie of the Year race after Tyreke Evans. Each match he averaged 17.5 points and 5.9 assist

A year later, he had his first-ever NBA basketball record for the best free-kick performance in history with 93.4%. Also, this season Curry won first place in the NBA Skills Challenge competition at NBA All-Star 2011.

Stephen Curry basketball career


Head coach Bob McKillop praised and saw Curry’s specialness and he did not disappoint Bob with his excellent performance throughout the seasons – second among the scorers (students year 1), surpassing Keydren Clark’s NCAA season record, SoCon Tournament MVP, and selected as one of the US team representatives at the 2007 FIBA ​​World Championship (where he helps the team American basketball won a silver medal)

Season two

In addition to having many successes in tournaments, Curry also increased his height. He increased to 1m90 in the second season (2008-2009). This season, he was named to the Associated Press’ All-America Second Team’s all-American squad and won the title of the best player in the Midwest region of the 2008 NCAA tournament. and was also nominated for an ESPY award in the breakout category of the year.

In addition to having many successes in tournaments, Curry also increased his height

Teenage season

During his teenage season, Davidson Wildcats lost the NCAA regional final to Kansas. In subsequent games, he scored 2000 points of his career against Samford when he scored 21 points.

In February 2009, he dislocated his ankle in a match against Furman recording his first and only missed game in his college career. He also became the Davidson Wildcats all-time top scorer and scored 2,488 in his career. At the end of the season, he was the scoring leader of the NCAA.

The former NCAA player that is expected to be a big star in the NBA (Part 2)

Young’s performance at NCAA last season

Let’s look back at the first season at NCAA by another famous NBA PG, Steve Nash. Nash played his first season at Santa Clara College in the 1992-1993 season. He is only playing 24 minutes per game and averaging 8.1 points and 2.2 assists. It was not until his second season, when Nash won the title of best player in the West Coast region, his stats were equivalent to what Young did this season.

The above comparison is to prove that Young will become a better player than Curry or Nash in the future. There are many players like Young, who performed better than Curry and Nash in the first season at NCAA but never reached the level of the two stars mentioned above.

However, such comparisons show that Young had a pretty smooth start and that this player actually possesses the talent to do extraordinary things.

Curry is also a player who has benefited from the NBA team’s changing style of play. This is the era when NBA teams increase their scoring from long throw. A team with a lot of quality outfielders will have a higher chance of success. And throwing 3 points is also a strong point of Curry.

In his first two seasons in the NBA, only a third of Curry’s pitches were made from outside the three-point line. In the last three seasons, Curry’s throws have been more than 50% of all his throws.

Young’s style of long-throw would be very useful in the NBA today

Young, the player who has learned a lot from Curry’s style of play, will also benefit from the trend of 3 more throws in the NBA today. This player is very confident in his long throws. Last season, Young made an average of 10.3 throws per game.

The player fits well with the current pick and roll gameplay in the NBA. Last NCAA season, Young made 86 three-point shots without assists, the third highest number of a player at the NCAA since the 2011-2012 season, when this index began to be counted. At that time, Young is one of the talented former NCAA players that were likely to join in the NBA tournament.

Weakness in defense

In a series of finals in both East and West, it can be seen that Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics both prefer the same attacking strategy: Find the lowest defensive player on the opponent’s side, use support. Swap players to get their stars 1-1 against these defensive players.

How does Devon Dotson play in the 2020 season?

Last season, Devon Dotson was of the leading scorers playing on the best team in the NCAA college basketball tournament. His team, Kanvas, the favorite team to win the NCAA Tournament before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Devon Dotson, as a sophomore last season, led Kansas with 18.1 points and 2.1 steals per game. He earned Second Team All-American and First Team All-Big 12 honors for Kansas team. The team finished the regular season with a 28-3 record.

The amazing strengths of Devon Dotson

Dotson is considered the fastest player in the NCAA basketball tournament this season. Besides, his college head coach, Bill Self, said that he was one of the fastest players that Self had ever coached.

Devon Dotson is extremely quick. The amazing speed of Devon Dotson when playing makes him a heavy obstacle for the opponent teams. His speed also enables him to effectively protect the defensive end of the floor.

The incredible toughness of Devon Dotson

Devon Dotson also has a reputation for being incredibly tough when playing. Dotson can constantly be in attack mode and has hardly any trouble dealing with the ball.

He can the foul line many times in a match. It is estimated 6 attempts per game on average. This ability generally makes the most of the opportunities he has. Dotson has also demonstrated that he’s a willing passer, averaging right around four assists per game in each of the last two seasons.

The weaknesses

Like other players, Devon Dotson has his weaknesses. Because of his incredibly fast speed, the player tends to get out of control sometimes. Besides, Devon Dotson does not have ideal size for an NBA point guard with 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds.

However, he can still get past bigger defenders thanks to his quickness when playing. But of course, it is not as easy on the pro level. Devon Dotson should also distribute the ball a little more often.  

If Devon Dotson keeps practicing his ability and overcomes the witnesses, he promises to have a good NBA career for himself in the near future.