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Changing Game


An exciting college hoops season.

Players and styles of ball from yesteryear.

Caitln Clark lead the way in the women’s game, becoming the most prolific scorer in NCAA history.

She also entertained with tremendous passing and an overall artistic flair last seen when Pete Marvich lead LSU in 1967-1970.

Clark broke the all-time NCAA scoring record for men and women this year, previously held by Maravich.

The Men’s Final, featured 7’4” Center Zach Edey of Purdue and 7’2” Center Donovan Clingan of UConn.

The last time 7 footers squared off in an NCAA final was in 1984 when Patrick Ewing of Georgetown squared off vs. Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon.

Prior to this 1984 game, the NCAA was dominated by 7’ centers including Ralph Sampson, Bill Walton, Lew Alcindor, David Robinson, and Wilt Chamberlain.

Subsequent to 1984 the game changed quickly as the 3-Point Line was introduced in the NCAA in 1986. Every year since then, the game shifted to long-distance shooting and smaller players who were more versatile and could play every position.

The free style of play in this modern era, has also been absent of fundamentals and traditional offenses enjoyed by historical basketball purists.

Fast forward 38 years later, the advantage has moved to tall post players and perhaps coincidentally, also back to traditional fundamental ball.

The reason the 7 footers enjoyed so much success this year, is because of their significant advantage against teams built with smaller players, designed for the ‘modern game’ with versatility and long-distance shooting.

Just like fashions change with clothing and hair styles, things evolve constantly in the competitive world as well.

In athletics, as described above.

And .. in business.

Who could have imagined remote work, and the casual business world of today, even 5 or 10 years ago?

Any predictions, 15 years down the road, will work move to suit and ties for men and equivalent for women, and 5 days of work back in the office?

46-72, sunshine.

Make it a great day, everyone!

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Jim Guerrera

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Jim Guerrera

Jim Guerrera, Managing Director, founded SCN in 2000. Jim is primarily responsible for the development of the leaders at SCN, strategic planning, the hiring and development of company associates, culture leadership, core value leadership, sales le...

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