Choosing which players to recruit can be one of the more interesting tasks for a coach. At the lower levels, there are a greater number of athletes who could make an impact on the basketball program. However as a coach, I have to realize that many of these players are going to be taken by higher level teams who have more to offer.
At the higher levels, the number of players who can help make an impact on a program is much smaller. However, higher level programs have much more to offer this select group of athletes.
While I could define the ideal makeup of my team, I must also consider that achieving this ideal makeup is a rare occurrence. There are so many physical and mental characteristics of my ideal team as well as so many other variables in the recruiting process that forming an ideal team is a very odd commodity.