Originally Posted by Snoop_Cat
In a pick up atmosphere, most definitely HEIGHT. When I play pick up, most people are typically in like 5'6" to 6'1" range more or less. When you have a big guy on your team 6'5"/6'6"+, that is a huge advantage as far as getting boards, dumping it down low, defense, etc goes.
Athleticism is nice and all but if you play with a team that is good on help defense and calling out picks and stuff, it can be mitigated. Height sometimes, just can't be beat sometimes if your team is short and the guy is skilled in the post.
im 5'9. Ive played with 6'6 guys and they have shit handles and move so slow. Maybe the talent of big man in my area sucks but I totally decimate these kind of guys with my handling, shooting and speed.
Now if they were 6'6 and possess athleticism, that's a different story. But none in my area. The athletic guys are 6'1 and below here.