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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

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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

Player Efficiency Ratings(PER) – The “True Value” of a Player

Back in the prehistoric days of coaching basketball, most player evaluations were done by the eye test. One would have been hard pressed to find a coach who couldn’t rank his players 1-15 overall, or for that matter, in any specific phase of the game (defense, for instance) and they Read More