The Four Factors give teams the four statistical areas (efficiency, free throws, turnovers, and rebounds) that contribute to wins and losses. For many coaching staffs, this is a good starting point. For others, however, I believe it can be even simpler. Whether you’re deciding how many guys to send to the glass, how often to press, or what to run offensively, knowing whether your intention is to be more efficient with your opportunities or get extra ones is a good place to begin.
by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy There’s this funny thing about Virginia under Tony Bennett: People talk a whole lot about the team, and sometimes talented players get lost in the conversation. It isn’t a bad thing at all; basketball is a team sport. It’s also not Bennett’s fault, as he’s not sitting around grabbing
A big factor in Missouri’s success this season is the high percentage shooting around the rim by Jeremiah Tilmon.
by Patrick Schmitt | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy The Houston Cougars have begun the American Athletic Conference season 6-1 behind the supreme scoring of Quentin Grimes. The transfer from Kansas is currently ranked third in the AAC with 17.8 points per game. His play has taken a whole ‘nother step forward for the Cougars, after the departure
Through the first several weeks of the season, we’ve seen six teams take the number one spot in the polls. First, Michigan State took the top position in the preseason, followed by Kentucky then Duke. Louisville held it down for a couple of weeks, then Kansas took over for a week before a one-point loss to Villanova.
Alabama Men’s Basketball – Teaching with Terminology Prior to making the move to Tuscaloosa to become the new men’s basketball coach at Alabama, Nate Oats had several very successful teams at the University of Buffalo. In his final season with Bulls, Oats lead an experienced roster to one of the best seasons in program history,
A flexible scouting platform Like many programs, Coach K and his staff begin preparing for their next opponent on the night of their previous game. Duke Men’s Basketball switched to Just Play prior to the 2017-18 season so that they could produce custom scouting materials within very short time frames. Kevin Cullen, Director of Technology,
Summer in college athletics means two things, returners are getting excited about next year and newcomers are getting their eyes opened to a new level of play and preparation. We thought it would be good to put together a few things that coaches are doing to extend their knowledge to their players and bring their
“When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.” – Pat Riley Player development and teaching is changing extremely rapidly, and everyone can agree that players are different today than they were 5-10 years ago. Players are so ingrained in technology, it has
It’s hard to believe we are now less than 30 days away from the post-season. A couple of our recent conversations with coaches have highlighted the importance of one of our innovative statistical tools designed to provide a visual representation of player productivity. If you’re interested in seeing the productivity of your team or your
The holiday parties are over, the ball dropped on Times Square and we realize that there are two months left before the Madness begins. 67 days to be exact. Before anybody starts cutting down nets, they have to get there first. And the fastest way to get to March is win your conference. So what