Tag: analytics

Basketball Stat Sheet

Empty Stats: How Much Do You and Your Players Need To Know?

In a past article BLOCKS and STEALS: TRACK the UNSUCCESSFUL ONES TOO, it was pointed out that blocks and steals as raw stats can be very misleading when you don’t take into account missed blocks and steals and the damage they create. Blocks and steals are only two of what Read More

Bill Russel Blocking a Shot

Blocks and Steals: Track the Unsuccessful Attempts Too

My recent article Increase Your Competitive Edge: Reduce Fouls and Turnovers correlated the number of successful 2014-2015 NCAA teams who had both low turnover and fouls per game rates. Today, I want to discuss the correlation of low team fouls and both low team blocks and steals. The NCAA doesn’t track Read More


Offensive and Defensive Efficiency: Narrow the focus for your players.

Coaches have been charting OER (Offensive Efficiency Rating) and DER (Defensive Efficiency Rating) since at least the early 1970’s. And really, it’s not a big deal, in and of itself because it’s only dividing the number of points scored-OER (or given up -for DER) by the number of possessions. So, Read More

Analyzing Players’ Defensive Values

In a previous article, “The True Value of a Basketball Player”, we discussed how John Hollinger’s PER (Player Efficiency Rating) is a great place to start for statistically evaluating players’ overall value.  We also pointed out that the PER system only utilizes box-score stats.  Consequently, PER doesn’t include important offensive Read More