Age: 16 - 18
I analyzed the past two championship teams who won it all in the last two years, and here is what I discovered about the types of players they drafted:
1. Last year's team:
First Round pick: Quick explosive ball handler
Second Round pick: Big man
Third Round pick: Big man
Fourth Round pick: Big man
From there on out, the team drafted mostly all-around role players and ball handlers.
2. Champions from two years ago:
First Round pick: Strong big man
Second Round pick: Strong big man
Third Round pick: Ball handler / Three point shooter
Fourth Round pick: Big man / Ball handler
From there on out, the team drafted all-around role players.
The obvious pattern here is that in order to build a good team, you should draft big men early. But Team 1 drafted the best player available (which wasn't a big man) and then proceeded to use the next three picks to draft big men. Team 2 made sure it drafted big men early and then went on to draft ball handlers, role players etc.
Looking at this, what would be a good strategy to build a strong team that doesn't solely rely on perimeter (jump shooting team) but also isn't a slow big team that has good big men but very average ball-handlers?