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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jeremy Lin. Passed on by College Recruiters, Missed by Pro Scouts, but identified by a Fedex Driver

This is why I love sports statistics! There are average guys everywhere powering over these numbers with different methods and approaches who come up with conclusions different than the experts and there the ones who get it right.

Such is the case with current NBA darling Jeremy Lin. In 2010 a Fedex Driver crunched the numbers, came to the conclusion that Lin was a star in the making and published his opinion. Back then no one read his article. Today you can not get on the site that posted it. I couldn't either so here is a link to the CNet article

I think one of the reasons that scouts miss guys like this is that they are so constrained by tradition. That can be as simple as Asians do not play good basketball unless they are over 7ft tall, or guys from Harvard do not make it in the NBA ( I am thinking Tommy Amaker will change that). Jeremy Lin's numbers at every level showed he was and is a basketball player.

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