State of the Game: Jerry Meyer (National Scout)

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with respected individuals in various roles and talk about the state of the high school and grassroots game. We interviewed respected national talent evaluators (Jerry Meyer of, Clark Francis of the Hoop Scoop, Joel Francisco of, a shoe company national manager (Tony Dorado of Nike), college coaches (Pepperdine University assistant John Impleman and Santa Clara University assistant Mike Peck), a young high school coach (former UNLV guard Justin Hawkins from Liberty of Henderson, Nev.) and a state title-winning high school coach (former Clemson guard Lou Richie from Bishop O'Dowd of Oakland, Calif.).

In part No. 4 of our "State of the Game" BIL exclusive, we sit down with Meyer to discuss the differences in evaluating in a high school versus a grassroots setting, what is his methodology for ranking players and the emphasis placed on first year college players with regards to driving the college game.

In part No. 5 on January 28, we'll sit down and talk to West Coast recruiting analyst Joel Francisco.

RELATED: Part 1 - Lou Richie (HS Coach)Part 2 - John Impleman (College Coach) | Part 3 - Michael Peck (College Coach) | Part 5 - Joel Francisco (National Scout) | Part 6 - Justin Hawkins (Former Player) | Part 7 - Tony Dorado (Shoe Company Manager) | Part 8 - Clark Francis (National Scout)

Ronnie Flores is the national Grassroots editor of He can be reached at [email protected]. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter: @RonMFlores