Things just got more international at the Scorers 1st Showcase 2018. We are excited to add Saigon Heat Head-Coach Kyle Julius to our coaching staff for our exposure event in Las Vegas in July 2018.
The Saigon Heat compete in the ASEAN Basketball League in Vietnam and we are glad to have them represented at our event.
Below is a quick Q&A with Kyle Julius of the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN Basketball League:
Q: This is your first time in Las Vegas for the Scorers 1st Showcase and the NBA Summer League – what’s the upside for a coach to see players live at the Scorers 1st Showcase and what are you looking forward to?
A: The upside to seeing players live is tremendous. You get an opportunity to truly understand and properly gauge size, speed and athleticism. Most importantly it’s a much better evaluation process of true character. Personality and social interactions are not always accurate in phone conversations and game film. Also, watching players practice will be great. I feel like you get a true sense of a how professional a player is based on the way he practices and prepares.
Q: What do you look for when you scout potential players for your pro team?
A: We have a very specific criteria we use to evaluate players. We want great teammates and players who come form winning backgrounds. We are looking for players who are willing to do what ever it takes to win possessions. In Saigon we must find players who are very professional and want to grow the game of basketball by helping local players become better players and more experienced professionals.
Q: Do you have any tips for players prior to the Scorers 1st Showcase?
A: I think you always want to focus on coming to a showcase in great shape. You can’t get tired or show fatigue. You really want to be in peak physical and mental condition. Do what you do best and do it with confidence at a high level. If you rebound, rebound. Stay away form going outside of your game and focus on your strengths.
Q: Anything else you would like to add?
A: I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this prestigious event. Scorers 1st is a very reputable agency, its a privilege to be able to participate at this event and hopefully bring some talent back to South East Asia with me.