This conversation stems from a post that I seen on Twitter. I reposted it in various places, so people could see it. Here is what was said:

Un-Signed Senior events are selling out all over the Nation because Parents don’t wanna take responsibility for getting their kids Trained (Skilled) Correctly early on. Most parents think their kid will Develop by playing in a lot of AAU Games…..😂 – Mark Edwards, From Morning Star Training.

This was a very interesting statement. I understand the position that he’s coming from. He’s a trainer, and he’s looking from the eye of a trainer. One thing we can’t do is deny the truth, and this gentleman is telling the truth.

To the defense of genetics I received a comment on one of the sites (Instagram) where I posted, Here it is: the most commonly overlooked reason why there are a lot of unsigned seniors = genetics.

Before we go any further let’s look at the Genetics Definition: The study of heredity, or how the characteristics of living things are transmitted from one generation to the next. Every living thing contains the genetic material that makes up DNA molecules. This material is passed on when organisms reproduce. The basic unit of heredity is the gene.

I received a comment from a gentleman by the name of Mike Clay on Instagram @mixblood and I quote: Data removes drama gentlemen. They pretty much have each position down to a science from size, strength, length (measurable) etc… If you haven’t noticed point guards in he NBA are getting bigger and more athletic (thanks john wall)… All genetic measurable’s. john-wall-wizards-adidas

I want people to remember that this argument is not based around the NBA. It is based around development and genetics, from a youth level. “The statement that was made was Un-Signed seniors”

I don’t disagree that genetics play a big part, but developing and knowing your skill level is crucial in early development. Like anything in life if you don’t put in the work you won’t have good results. When a child is born into the world they come into the world unlearn. There’s a process that takes place that must be put into action. It all falls under development.

There’s an old saying that goes. There is a level for everyone to play at! A lot of these unsigned senior events, I won’t blame on genetics. A lot of it is due to a lack of proper development at the early stages of a youth introduction to the game of basketball.


One thing that I have come to learn over the years the greatest reward to any man is when he can take nothing and produce something. I will say to all young people you better make damn sure that your skill development is at a high level so you can compete!

I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t know everything. I leave this topic of discussion open for constructive dialogue. There’s always room to learn!

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