Posted On: 08/17/20 11:07 AM

The Pelican Fest may be the highlight of Louisiana Summer basketball. Teams came from Alabama, Mississippi, and even as far as the state of Washington to play games in this reduced AAU/Travel ball tournament season. However, it was a chance for shoe teams to earn bragging rights, players to establish a case for rankings, and for unknown talent to put the state on notice. This 3 series report will provide a detailed, data-driven, analysis of the player’s games including positives and areas of improvement.

Point Guards

The guards in the Pelican Fest ranged from point guards, scoring guards, and combo guards. Many fans and some coaches assume anyone who can dribble is a point guard. Listed below are mental attributes that evaluators use to assess the abilities of a point guard:

  • Ability to get in the lane/Playmaking
  • Leadership 
  • Pick n Roll ability
  • IQ/Feel
  • Toughness/Competitiveness

After assessing those skills mental skills, we look at the separators.... these are physical abilities that allow a player to create distance between the competition:

  • Athleticism
  • Defensive ability
  • Lenght 
  • Speed/Quickness
  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Positional Size

The last thing that I put into my evaluations are game stats. The internet is flooded

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