I'm going to do exactly what my 10th grade English teacher told me never to do. I'm going to give away my conclusion at the top. Sorry, Mr. Bouton.
Elite role players are more valuable than inconsistent, unknown high-ceiling talent.
Corey Kispert has all the makings of being an elite 3-point shooter and NBA role player.
While I disappoint one high school teacher, I can find a way to please another. I was never a strong math student, but I do remember the transitive property. So, thanks Mr. Lemire. The transitive property states the following: if A = B and B = C, then A = C.
For Kispert, the transitive property should mean positive things for his draft stock. If elite role players are really valuable, and Corey Kispert will be an elite role player, then we can conclude that Corey Kispert is really, really valuable.
Of course, neither of those two statements are truths on their own right. Parameters need to be defined before we understand what both really mean. Our aim in this article is to dive into draft consensus on how we always overlook guys who are perfect glue guys, as well as how Kispert's evolution and backstory as a four-year college player with continued improvement make him one of the safest bets for the next level.
Adam Spinella, Head Boys Basketball Coach at Boys' Latin School (MD)