Scouting draft prospects is something many people enjoy doing. There are tons of different ways to do this. Most people use some combination of game film, clips, and stats. All of these can reveal things about a prospect that others can’t.
Personally stats is one of the first things I look at when hearing about a prospect. I like to do this as it allows me to see a little bit about what a prospects game is like so that when I start watching film I have a list of things I’m looking for.
This brings up my original question of what stat is the most important one?
There’s obvious ones like PPG, RPG, APG, STOCKS, 3PT%, etc.
Honestly the most important stat really just varies by player. For me one stat that I believe is important for all players regardless of position is their assist to turnover ratio.
This is important to me as it shows me how often a player turns the ball over compared to how many assists they get. I personally don’t think a prospect having 1 or 2 assists per game is a big deal as long as they aren’t really turning the ball over. Now if they had 4 or 5 turnovers that would be a big problem.
Be sure to let me know what the most important stat is in your opinion!