MADE Scouting Service Renewed for 2024

The MADE Scouting service has been approved in accordance with NCAA bylaws, policies, and procedures. NCAA Division I basketball coaches are permitted to subscribe to this scouting service for the 2024 calendar year. Heading into our second cycle now, we wanted to lift the veil and provide an extensive breakdown of what we provide. Here, I'll break down each aspect of the service.

Coaches and staffers, please reach out to Max Feldman via DM or email ([email protected]) for additional information.

Prospect Profiles

From the onset, we've continued down the process of making our prospect profiles the most innovative and insightful in the industry. It began with our badges, but since we've added more and more layers. Service subscribers will now have all access to contact info, academic status, background work, our live intel feed and much more, as we look to tell the full story of the prospect in one package. Related articles, film breakdowns and offers are all intertwined into different tabs of profiles as well. 

With upwards of 6,000 profiles on prospects from across the globe, we're confident we cover more ground than anyone in the industry.

Prospect Tracking Board

Forget an excel sheet, a note in your phone and the dry erase board in your office -- we've created an organized board for you to craft including all the prospects you're recruiting. From a rising senior that's become a priority recruit or a freshman that's making noise in your region, this feature can ensure no one is falling through the cracks.

Event Reports

Our event report schedule runs just about year-round. Evaluations are always ebbing and flowing; our principle is to stack as many data points as possible to best establish a long-term project. The event report scroller is the first thing our subscribers see upon login.

Progressive Grading Scale

Over the last month, we've pushed a complete makeover of our grading system. In the science of evaluation that has so much grey area in terms of fit, we've narrowed the importance of the black & white grade -- HM+ through LM- -- by adding more thorough, complementary means of evaluating.

While we will retain the traditional HM+ all the way down to the LM-, we've added much more nuance to the process. By hovering over the grade given, you’ll now be able to read more about what the grade means. Each service goes about this process in different manners, but our idea here is to pull down the curtain and show you how we define specific grades. We don't correlate schools or conferences with specific grades; instead, our grade looks to capture the long-term trajectory of the prospect. That full scale will be pasted below.


Alongside their grade, we will now have a separate column labeled as “Schematic Fits”. Our scouting team will be able to choose two ideal scheme fits for that specific prospect in which we think they’d fit best. Yes, it’s still subjective, but adds a level of nuance that we believe is largely missing from the grassroots evaluation space. This is no replacement for our fleshed out evaluation, those will remain in place -- this is an added layer. An index for the drop-down of schematic fits will also be pasted below.


Grading Scale

 High Major Plus (HM+)

 Projects as a one & done candidate. High impact early on with his eyes on the next NBA Draft.

  High Major (HM)

 Projects as an early rotational figure at the high major level. Key multi-year player who may have the opportunity to leave early for pro opportunities. 

 High Major Minus (HM-)

 Projects as a potential rotation piece early on with the tools to develop into a productive high major player after a year or two. Has a bankable skill that may provide value in the right setting at the high-major level early on.

 Mid Major Plus (MM+)

 Projects as a mid-major contributor from day one with potential to develop into an all-conference type producer within a few years.

 Mid-Major (MM)

 Projects as a rotation player at the mid-major level in year one with the chance to be a key player by year two or three. Vital contributor throughout his career. Skill level or physical tools are a tier below high major prospects.

 Mid Major Minus (MM-)

 Projects as a key contributor down the line at a mid-major. Can be an instant impact guy if he goes lower. Has a bankable skill that may provide value in the right setting at the mid-major level early on.

 Low Major Plus (LM+)

 Projects as a low-major contributor from day one with potential to develop into an all-conference type producer within a few years.

  Low Major (LM)

 Projects as a rotation player at the low-major level in year one with the chance to be a key player by year two or three. Key contributor throughout his career. Skill level or physical tools are a tier below mid-major prospects.

 Low Major Minus  (LM-)

 Projects as a potential contributor down the line at a low-major. Requires patience. 


Schematic Fit Options

Movement Offense — Zoom, DHOs, split actions, more conceptual than pure playbook.

Post/Space Offense — Slower pace, offense stems from actions run from the post but doesn’t have a high volume of low post scoring, cutting wings/guards and high feel bigs.

Guard-Heavy — Large volume of isolation run through guards, lower volume of threes and higher volume of mid-range scoring. Ball screens and half-offs are a piece of the puzzle.

Drive & Kick Offense — High volume of ball screens. Up-tempo, transition-heavy and looking to space.

Post-Heavy Offense — High volume of low post scoring. Looking to live inside the paint.

Pro Style offense — Mismatch hunting, isolation and ball screens. 

Heavily Playbook Predicated — Thorough, multi-faceted offensive sets. Looking to pick apart defenses in the half-court through well designed sets.

Heavy-Switch — Interchangeable pieces across the lineup. Aggressive on the glass and be able to switch 1 through 5 defensively. 

Pack-Line — Force teams to score from the perimeter by stocking up on long, fast defenders who are smart rotationally. Guards and wings who can pressure the ball at a high level and clog gaps are key.

No-Middle — Limit paint touches by icing ball screens and rotating fast. Strong, physical defenders who can clog passing lanes and are unafraid to mix it up.

Guard Your Yard — High level on-ball defense with the aim to limit rotations. Opens the paint but looking to limit quality 3PA's. Frenetic on-ball defenders who don't foul thrive.


 This idea was spurred while watching the Houston versus BYU game in January — although there are many other matchups that may breed the same thought process. Through the game, I thought how many players on the floor were graded as ‘High Major’ prospects coming out of high school. I came to about 2-3 total, if that even. Two of the top teams in the country, both ranked with the Top 25 with stark contrasts in style of play, but without much pedigree coming out in terms of sure-fire 'high major' players. Point being — giving a black and white grade from HM+ to LM- is an inexact exercise. Fit is of the upmost importance. A prospect universally labeled as a low major prospect may be in a hand-in-glove fit at in a high major scheme, and vice-versa. In a science where there is so much grey area, labeling prospects in black & white fashion lacks value.

Customizable Reports

As we've rolled out new pushes, a goal has been to add more flexibility and potential for creativity with the report process. We're now able to create articles that go only to our service subscribers. Whether it's transfer portal rankings, a custom project for one program or positional power rankings with added evaluation, there's essentially no personalized project that we can't create.

In terms of international scouting, custom reports have become key. While identifying schematic fits and a long-term grade, a vital piece of the puzzle for overseas prospects is contract details, contact info and interest in coming over to the United States. Customizable reports will be our bread and butter as we make headway in international evaluation.


In the same vein as customizable reports, we've created a Playlist functionality. This was stemmed from Apple Music and Spotify's ability to automatically generate music that the consumer might enjoy, without them having to do the digging. Our scouting team will now be able to create all sorts of different playlists based on the need of the subscriber.

Looking for a physical wing in 2025? A list of regional 2028's to have on your radar early in the process? Heading to an event this weekend out of your area and need a list of names to get eyes on? Whatever it might be, we've got you covered.


The Top-150 rankings for all four classes are fully accessible for scouting service subscribers. Subs are now also able to view more extensive positional and state-by-state rankings by clicking on those numbers within the profile of a ranked prospect. 

Our rankings are updated twice monthly across the entire calendar year.

Player Finder

By hovering over the Rankings tab in the top right, you can now click to the 'Player Finder'. Sort through our 6,000+ prospect profiles using a number of different filter. Search by name, class, state (international as well), position, height and badge.

Depth Charts

Subscribers, specifically college coaches and staffers, will now be able to populate their own roster into the database. Once done, the prospects you have committed or have offered in any class will also fill into the board.

Whether a program has a General Manager yet or not, our aim has always been to be a home for that presence. This takes things to another step in terms of roster management looking ahead.




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