Boy, is this an interesting profile you are about to read. Which of the following are descriptions that have been given of Jet Chang?
- He is only a prospect (if barely) because he is Asian and Jeremy Lin recently blew up
- He is possibly the second coming of Steve Nash and just needs a little polish
- He is completely useless unless his shots are falling
- He doesn't really do anything at an NBA-caliber skill level
The answer? All of them. Scouts and prognosticators are all over the place with Mr. Chang. His full birth name is Tsung-Hsein Chang, a native of Taiwan who wound up playing his collegiate basketball at Division II BYU-Hawaii.
It is certain that teams are paying attention to him (he was the first Asian player ever invited to the Portsmouth Invitational, and he was at the same NBA Draft workout as Terrence Ross and Arnett Moultrie). It is debatable whether they are doing so because of his skill, or because the number of teams that completely missed on Jeremy Lin are re-evaluating their assessment of Asian talent. Or both. Or neither. Or if they're are paying attention to him at all.
The more important question is: should they be paying attention?