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Scout with Los Angeles Lakers in El Segundo, CA

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Player Operations: Player Personnel/Scout
Job Title: Scout
Department: Basketball Operations/Scouting
Reports to: Assistant GM/Director of Scouting 

Position Summary: 
The main responsibility of the Scout is to evaluate prospective talent. This position is required to attend assigned games and take comprehensive notes to determine if prospective players are talented enough to draft, play for the NBA, or play for the G-league. These notes inform each scouting report required for submission post-game. It is also required to participate in Lakers scouting meetings and calls, which are organized throughout the year. 

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities listed chronologically):
  • Participate in Training Camp Scout Meeting
  • Discuss college schedule, top prospects, and receive Fall scouting assignments
  • Scout all assigned preseason or regular college games
  • Take notes at each game (using a tablet or blue card)
  • Expand on notes and submit scouting report post-game to Basketball Ops Assistant
  • Reconvene with scouting department in January 
  • Reassess list of prospects
  • Receive Winter/Spring scouting assignments
  • Scout assigned March madness games and NCAA brackets 
  • Scout pre-draft camps (e.g. Portsmouth, VA in April or Chicago, IL in May)
  • Scout pre-draft workouts (either agent workouts across the country or Lakers workouts)
  • Travel to Los Angeles to provide input for NBA Draft 
  • Analyze all eligible, prospective players and develop a ranked list of top 60 players
  • Attend NBA summer league games 
  • Keep abreast of news and injuries for elite, up-and-coming players
  • Constantly review ESPN and other statistical resources 

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • NCAA connections/insights required
  • NBA or college playing experience preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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