The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has just released its new “Basketball of the Future” ranking, where the top 100 members of its top 100 scouting organizations are given an opportunity to share their thoughts on the game of basketball.
This year’s “B.O.F.” will include a selection panel comprised of scouts from around the country, with the top 20 candidates sharing their thoughts.
The top 50 scouts on the panel will receive a $10,000 cash award, while the top 25 scouts on that panel will be able to make a total of $50,000 in awards.
Here’s the full list of candidates for the 2017 “B-O.P.” ranking:The list is filled with players who have come into their own as players in the league, but the BSA has also included a number of young players that have had an immediate impact on the league.
“Basketball is not just about the physical talent,” said BSA President and CEO Roy Spence in a statement released today.
“There’s a lot of intangible factors to be considered in determining the top players.”
The league’s top scout, Nate Johnson, said that while the B.O., while still a very young league, has made great strides, there’s still a lot to be learned.
“The thing that’s been really interesting is that the younger players have had the most impact on how the B-O is being run and how the scouting is being done, and that’s what we’re really focusing on,” Johnson said.
In the meantime, Johnson and his scouting staff are continuing to expand their scouting networks.
They’ve added an international scouting program and are looking to add another scout in 2018.
Meanwhile, BSA CEO Roy Buehler has made it clear that the organization has no plans to retire the Scout Standard.
This is the first year that the Boca Raton, Florida, scout, Jeff Blatt, is part of the group, and it’s the first time he’s not part of a team with multiple scouts.
If Blatt is able to keep his spot on the scout team this year, it would be the second straight year that he has been part of Boca.
Buehler is hoping to see more of Blatt in the future, and will also be looking to recruit some of the league’s older scouts.
“We’re going to have some great young players coming in the next couple of years,” Blatt said in an interview with the Boca Ratan Sun Sentinel.
“I think that will be an exciting time.
There are some really talented players coming through the Bogleheads and the scouting staff and I think we’re going a long way.”
Buhl has been on the scouting scene since 2007, when he joined the Buehl Sports Group, and the team has been in the top 10 in every B.S.O.-sponsored scout category in the last four years.
A three-time All-Star, he was named B.A.A./USA Basketball Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014.
He also was named the league Coach of Year twice.
On Saturday, Buhl will be inducted into the BSPA Hall of Fame.
Read more about B.U.A.:Buehl also said that he expects Boca to be in a stronger position next season as the team is looking to rebuild.
“There’s no question that we need to be better next year,” Buelly said.
“And the way we’re trying to rebuild is the same way we rebuild all of our programs, and I can tell you, there is a lot more to be done.”
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