Back in January I wrote a post about play types and how they affect a team’s overall offensive efficiency. Now being a lot deeper into the season, I took a loot at each of the 9 WBBL teams individually and compared their play type frequencies with their offensive efficiency to come up with correlation values. For a… Continue reading Play Type Analytics in the WBBL
I’ve been ranting about offensive statistics, so now it’s time to show some love for the defense. On your standard box score you can see steals and blocks, which are pretty much the only basic statistics that give any merit to good defense. It’s cool to see which players are the leaders of those simple… Continue reading Defense!
Hey guys! I’ve been (very patiently) waiting on more games to become available on Synergy so that I could have more data to work with before diving deeper into the analysis of play types. But, I’ve grown impatient. So, I went ahead and had a bit of fun with the numbers that were available to… Continue reading PART 2: PLAY TYPES: Can play types predict efficiency?
The WBBL is about halfway into the season, so it’s a great time to start analyzing teams’ efficiency in greater depth. I have the privilege (thanks to Synergy) to observe statistics on detailed possessions. They tag play types based on 10 categories: Isolation, Pick & Roll Ball Hander, Pick & Roll Roll Man, Post-Up, Spot… Continue reading PART 1: PLAY TYPES: A Quick Look at Frequency & Efficiency
Something that I’ve always found difficult as a basketball coach is figuring out which players to put into the game and when to put them in. I may want to put a player in because I know they can put in the ball in the basket more often than not, so I choose them. Or… Continue reading Making Meaningful Correlations
In the previous post (WBBL vs NCAA – Part 1) we found out that the shot ranges didn’t differ much between close-up shots, midrange shots, and 3 point shots. Moving forward, my next analysis was looking at just catch and shoot (C&S) shots. The Big Ten took just 1% more of C&S shots, but what was… Continue reading WBBL vs NCAA – Part 2
One question I’ve been asked over and over again: “How does professional basketball overseas compare with basketball in the USA?”. Well, from my personal experience I can tell you it’s way different. It’s a different culture. It’s a different intensity. It’s waking up at 5am to get shots up before class, going to class, team practice for… Continue reading WBBL vs NCAA – Part 1