When a player coming into the NBA is evaluated, scouts don't test the athlete's ability to hit a shot with time winding down and a defender in his face.
Vertical jump, upper body strength, speed and reach are some of the most common things measured by NBA scouts, trying to discover the raw abilities of a player. However, each scout watches tons of games, and even more game film.
The way a player reacts to pressure situations can depend on his personality type. A great scorer in the first three quarters might not be the go-to guy in the final stanza. The term clutch isn't anointed on everyone. A player has to do something special on multiple occasions down the stretch to gain the honor.
Here's a list of the top 12 clutch scorers in the 2011 NBA draft.