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Tips for College Coaches: Finding and measuring Aussie talent

September 9, 2016

Jacob Rigoni, Lat Mayen, Isaac White.  Winners, that show the Aussie Style, all have dominated at National Championships and have the talent, personalities and character traits that build winning programs.    

 

Having seen some world champs first hand (Olympics, U17 worlds) international basketball is different, every country had differing styles of play and it is apparant whenever you see an international tournament.  When recruiting internationally it must be a challenge as to what look for, with so many different systems and playing styles.  I hope this article helps coaches understands the Aussie system and style of game.

 

"In Vegas for the AAU circuit, game sense, and team mentality of the Aussies we see is generally far ahead. The difference is the that US teams play with raw athleticism. Unfortunately for them I think most college programs take the path of basing their game around this, rather than skill and IQ "

- quote, changed slightly, from a very high level, successful college coach, who has worked with top Aussies.   This coach will not be identified.

 

I'm constantly learning from college coaches across t