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11-16-2012, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by wings5 View Post
This is true however, when you look at countrys like Latvia and Finland where average man stands between 178-181 cm and you look at their athletes, many of their teams are smallish which means they do a poor job generally of developing taller players. They most like shun them from invites to youth National camps instead of working and developing them because perhaps their size and awkwardness makes them not nearly as developed a product as some of the smaller quicker players.
Latvia and Finland have high standards of living, but they also have small populations, and, accordingly, significantly smaller talent pools. I think both countries do an excellent job of developing available talent.

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