Context and Perspective

Juan is a performance analyst for a major professional basketball team. His team has been steadily improving over recent seasons. Heading into the coming season, management believes that by adding between two and four excellent players, the team will have an outstanding shot at winning the league championship. They have tasked Juan with identifying their best options from among a list of 59 players that may be available to them. All of these players have experience; some have played professionally before, and some have years of experience as amateurs. None are to be ruled out without being assessed for their potential ability to add star power and productivity to the existing team. The executives Juan works for are anxious to get going on contacting the most promising prospects, so Juan needs to quickly evaluate these athletes' past performance and make recommendations based on his analysis.