NCAA tournament movement, and lack of info.
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I got a text from a WNBA interested party this weekend.
“Is Gustafson really only 6’3″?”
The answer? I don’t know. And really? The people who will be deciding when to draft Megan Gustafson don’t know, either.
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“No, 6’4 probably,” a WNBA talent evaluator said. “But how they haven’t measured her height, weight, wingspan, standing vertical, etc. is beyond me.”
It’s absurd. There’s no combine. There’s nothing more scientific than sending Debbie Antonelli to a game with a tape measure. And don’t get me wrong: I’m all for deploying Debbie in any and all roles she chooses.
But Debbie Antonelli already has a job. (Like eight of them, actually.)
The league needs a combine. It’ll drive stories about the best new talent coming in. It’ll tie the league to the current March Madness in a way that benefits both the college and pro game. It’s an investment that will lead to better, more informed decisions by the league’s teams.
Because, right now? Teams deciding the future of one of the best players in the country are making that decision by getting up close and squinting.
So how are those decisions coming?
TO THE BIG BOARD WE GO!