Talent Evaluation Analysis Formula – Dwayne Bacon

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Talent Evaluation Analysis Formula– Grading System

= Basketball God (A once in a generation type of basketball player, who through progressive development has reached a peak high level in terms of their use of skill, feel, and will. To the point that, all this type of basketball player needs to dominate or perform at an extraordinary level. Is play with faith, passion, poise, discipline, and diligent effort. Their faith, passion, poise, discipline, and great effort helps them move mountains, break through boundaries, and compete at an elite level. For a basketball god, great competition, challenges, and overcoming obstacles become special tools that they use to make themselves even better, perform at an even higher level, and enjoy the game even more. Their manifestation into an extraordinary athlete and performer is a reflection of their love for the game, their love for improving, and their competitive drive)

330 – 370 points = Special Player/Superstar Type (very few exist in the NBA , a truly amazingly elite and special type of basketball player, who will because of their special abilities and tremendous skill level become one of the greatest basketball players of all-time)

315 – 329 points = Great Player/Perennial All-Star Type (A great player has the exceptional ability to consistently get in a zone, where he’s capable of being dominant and dynamic every game, and ultimately reach high performance levels that potentially allows him to achieve MVP status and/or best player in the world status)

295 – 314 points = Very Good Player/All- Star Potential (2nd, 3rd, or 4th best player on the team and also could be a very talented defensive player and a very talented playmaker or could be used as a number 1 offensive option based on individual skill set and team needs)

285 – 294 points = Key Contributor/Elite Role Player Potential (can impact the game as a quality starter or valuable bench player, and be a key contributor)

265 – 284 points = Good Player (able to impact game with good skill level and be a solid contributor)

245 – 264 points = Average Player (very few exist in the NBA)

11 = Special Skill Level/Ability

  • Very few players possess this amazing skill level or ability, an unstoppable skill level or ability that allows you to have game changing ability, and the ability to dictate how the game will be played, and to some degree you may even possess a transcendent/supreme level of ability that allows you to reinvent how the game could or should be played

10 = Great Skill Level/Ability

  • You have an elite/superior level  of ability that allows you to be dynamic, dominant when needed, exceptionally productive, and extremely impactful

9 = Very Good Skill Level /Ability

  • You consistently have an highly sufficient (meaning: very good, but not great) favorable advantage against your opponents, because of your very good level of ability, which makes you very impactful, very effective, and a key contributor

8 = Good Skill Level/Ability

  • You possess a slightly more than adequate quality (able to fulfil a need, capable, and competent, but not superior, not exceptional, and not overly distinguishable) level of ability that allows you to be impactful, reliable, and a solid contributor

7 = Average Skill Level/Ability

  • You possess a adequate and decent level of ability that at times causes you to be inconsistent, erratic, unreliable, and moderately impactful if you are forced to be overly dependent on your average level of ability

6 = Below average Skill Level/Ability

  • A mediocre ability that causes you to not be able to contribute in ways that makes you impactful, you actually can become a liability (meaning: something that is a hindrance or puts an individual or group at a disadvantage) if you are forced to utilize your less than adequate level of ability

5 = Very Below Average Skill Level Or Ability

  • A nonexistent ability and/or a skill that you don’t possess with-in your arsenal of skills and abilities

 

Dwayne Bacon – Talent Evaluation Analysis Formula – Rating  = 302 (Very Good Player/All- Star Potential)

1. Feel For The Game / Decision Making Skills/ Basketball I.Q (AKA: Just simply playing smart basketball)
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2. Mental Skills (toughness, heart, confidence, passion, aggressiveness, competitiveness, poise, swagger, willpower, fearlessness, etc.)
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3. Size For Position
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4. Explosive Athleticism (powerful leaping ability, speed, and quickness)
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5. Subtle Athleticism – AKA: Sneeky Athleticism (nimbleness, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, balance, body control, agility, footwork, skilled movement)
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6. Strength
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7. Basketball Gods Intangibles (character, leadership, dedication, unselfishness, work ethic, quality teammate, coachability, etc )
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8. Ability to consistently perform at a high level
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9. Offensive Fundamentals (Utilization of essential and foundational offensive skill technique, offensive skill understanding, and offensive skill footwork that’s needed to perform offensive skills in an effective & efficient manner. The utilization of offensive fundamentals create the foundation that supports the high level development and efficient execution of offensive skills)
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10. Midrange Shooting Skills, Shooting Touch, And Shooting Efficiency
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11. Three Point Shooting Skills, Shooting Touch, And Shooting Efficiency
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12. Ball Handling Skills
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13. Passing Skills
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14. Ball Protection Skills ( the ability to efficiently and effectively protect the ball in ways that ultimately minimizes turnovers and promotes efficient execution with-in various offensive situations)
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15. Rebounding Skills
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16. Moving with-out the ball skills
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17. Ability to finish around the rim skills
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18. Perimeter: Offensive Skills / Offensive Footwork (ability to create space, ability to score against tough defense, and ability to use advanced skills to create dynamic scoring opportunities for themselves)
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19. Post-up: Offensive Skills / Offensive Footwork
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20. Ability to create offense for others
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21. Transition Offensive Skills
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22. Pick & Roll Offensive Skills (When operating in pick and roll situations as the primary ball-handler, do you have the ability to read & react to the defense in ways that create an offensive advantage for yourself and your teammates and/or do you have the ability to cleverly and skillfully manipulate the defense in ways that create an offensive advantage for yourself or your teammates)
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23. Defensive Fundamentals ( Utilization of essential and foundational defensive skill technique, defensive skill understanding, and defensive skill footwork that’s needed to perform defensive skills in an effective & efficient manner. The utilization of defensive fundamentals create the foundation that supports the high level development and efficient execution of defensive skills)
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24. Defensive Skills, Impact, Awareness, Effort, And Efficiency
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25. Versatility (Is this player able to contribute and impact the game in a variety of ways)
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26. Craftiness (A must needed skill set that is not overly dependent on athleticism. And that focuses on a player being able to skillfully and cleverly manipulate a defender. In ways that focuses on utilizing great read the defense and make the right play understanding. In ways that focuses on utilizing the skills needed to win the battle for spacing, angles, positioning, and balance. In ways that ultimately helps a skilled player gain an advantage against their defender. By simply focusing on utilizing dynamic footwork, timing, and anticipation. And in ways that focuses on a player utilizing the necessary skills and understanding that helps him get to spots on the floor that ultimately helps him be an effective and efficient offensive player)
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27. Playmaking Skills
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28. Anticipation Skills (Larry Birds Greatest Skill: A source of understanding that can only come from experience. Which gives you a natural sense of timing that allows you to predict what is going to happen next and that allows you to make plays before the defensive or offensive player can adjust)
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29. Basketball Instincts / Basketball Savvy (A source of understanding, intuition, and clever awareness that can only come from experience. Which gives you a natural sense of timing and skilled recognition that allows you to read and react in ways that gives you the opportunity to consistently make the right play or right decision – based on your overall skill level)
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30. Ability to make those around you better (A great leadership quality that helps you understand and embrace what your teammates do well. So you can focus on making decisions on the court that helps you utilize your teammates in ways that raises their level of play, enhance and maximize their performance capabilities, and take advantage of their skill set in ways that helps them consistently play at a high level)
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31. Takeover Ability / Domination Factor ( The ability to consistently use your overall talent and dynamic skills in ways that helps you dominate and takeover a game when needed )
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32. Offensive Ability, Skill Level, Efficiency, And Effectiveness In Traffic And/Or When Guarded By Multiple Defenders – Example: Traps, Double Teams, Help Defenders, etc. (At times there are some very talented offensive players that can be great in space, but very average in traffic. The great, elite, and extraordinary talented offensive players can thrive in space and thrive in traffic when guarded by multiple defenders. It doesn’t matter how great the individual or team defense is. The special ones will still find a way to utilize their basketball intelligence and dynamic skills in ways that create a beneficial offensive opportunity for themselves or teammates. They will adapt, adjust, and position themselves in needed ways that helps them still find a way to be extremely impactful offensively) – (The goal of a offensive player will always be to challenge yourself to create space or play in space to create easier offensive opportunities for yourself and your teammates. But if you have to play in traffic or when you are guarded by multiple defenders, do you the player possess the dynamic offensive skill set, ability, court sense, savvy, and instincts that will help you be an efficient and effective offensive player that can still create a beneficial offensive opportunity for yourself or teammates. And remember the ultimate goal of a great offensive player when playing in traffic. Is to either use their basketball intelligence to find a weakness in the defense or to use their dynamic skills to create an advantage against the defense.)
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33. Ability to create something out of nothing with creative instincts (you have a talented instinctive ability to create something out of nothing when needed. When team offensive play running schemes becomes stagnated because of great team defense and/or when improvisation is needed to create an advantage against the defense. You have the instinctive ability to take control of the situation and utilize your offensively skilled creativity, basketball intelligence, dynamic skill set, and ability to produce something beneficial through the use of imaginative skill in ways that still create a reliable offensive scoring opportunity for yourself or your teammates. A special skill set that relies on creativity, imagination, dynamic skill, unpredictable skill, trickery, mental quickness, sav-vy, intelligence, and keen awareness)
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34. The Ability To Consistently Play Efficiently And Effectively With-in Situational Basketball ( Meaning: The Ability to handle various basketball game situations in an effective and efficient matter )
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35. Clutch Factor (Ability to perform at a high level in high pressure, tense or critical situations)
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36. Durability
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37. Foundational skill set needed to play their position at a very high level
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