Unfortunately too many parents love to see their child in a uniform and love to socialise with the parents of the other kids on the team.
As a junior coach of some experience I make a guarantee, whoever the dominant player on your team is. Watch how the parents of the other less dominant players react to the parents of the dominant kid. They will dead set imitate them sometimes, it can be awfully sad, especially for the kid who rarely plays whose parents usually get ignored by the other parents.
Luckily the skills set of basketball lends itself well to several other sports; tall, athletic kids make good runners, swimmers, soccer goalies, afl players, rowers, water polo players.
I cannot remeber his name but there was a junior basketballer from my area some years ago that was the tallest and most dominant player in the State Team, he was also a good water polo player. He knocked back an AIS basketball scholorship, and ended up playing professional water polo in europe some years later.
My point is juniors should have a go at everything, and only get serious about a specific sport when puperty is well and truly over.
Too often with juniors, coaches interpret a more physically developed player as more skilled. With boys at least, the players who are dominating in the U16 and U18s are usually the ones who have finished developing physically first.
Ah well rant over