Test: LSAT Logical Reasoning

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Sports commentator:  Miles has received criticism from fans and sportswriters as a second-rate basketball player because he is considered too short and he cannot dribble effectively with his left hand. But this evaluation of Miles’s virtues as a basketball player is unfair, since there have been successful running backs in professional football who are short and who exhibited a strong preference for veering towards the right to evade tacklers.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

Height and left-right preferences have comparable value in football and basketball.

Some sports fans do not appreciate how short stature can be advantageous in football and basketball and how quickness can override any handicap arising from preferring the right over the left when moving on a court or field.

It is unfair to jump to conclusions about athletic prowess and effectiveness simply because a player is short.

Evaluation of basketball players must take into account what position they play on a team, and in particular, what kind of role a coach assigns to them to effectuate the goals of the team.

Miles’s virtues as a basketball player should be determined by relevant statistics, such as shooting percentage and steals.

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