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Seeing the court like the great ones

Rubio's ability to process thousands of data points make him basketball 'genius'

Updated: November 20, 2010, 7:55 AM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN

Ricky Rubio can't jump high, doesn't move fast and isn't especially tall. His shot is mechanical, and his scoring stats remain underwhelming -- usually just a few points a game for his Spanish professional and national teams. But he possesses one talent in abundance that gives him a chance to one day make a splash, and perhaps star, in the NBA.

Sport scientists call it "field sense" or "court vision," the ability to anticipate what will happen next when bodies are in motion ...

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