Re: Height/Athleticism or Skill/Shooting?
Height/athleticism, because those can't be taught. You can teach anyone basic skills, but someone who's tall and athletic is at a huge advantage. The problem for the really tall is they're generally not good ball handlers because they dribble the ball higher off the ground. I'm 6'8" and while I had solid handles for a guy my size(I'm 35 now), it's much harder because I dribble higher due to my height. Not to mention smaller defenders are more agile and quicker on their feet. This is why I drifted to the 3. I'd handle the ball if ncessary, but it was in my best interest to be swingman since I was much more athletic than other guys my size.