Mr. Basketball USA breakdown

Talent and team success major factors for selecting player of the year

Updated: March 2, 2012, 10:26 AM ET
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNHS.com

As the playoffs heat up in many states, this week is a perfect opportunity to explain the criteria that goes into selecting the ESPNHS Mr. Basketball USA winner and give some insight on what it takes to earn national player of the year honors.

The talent of previous winners is clearly evident to those lucky enough to witness them in high school, but what separates the winner from other strong candidates?

Talent level

This is the most important factor. The winner ...

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