Shot Selection in College Basketball

January 8, 2016

Any person who spends a significant time around the game of basketball knows how often the importance of shot selection is preached. But what is it that makes shot selection so important? To a certain level, it is intuitive: teams that are able to create good shots are more likely to make those shots. However, it is hard to quantify both what shot selection actually is, and also how to…

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Talking it Over: Efficiency After Timeouts

January 1, 2016

Often times during a TV broadcast of a basketball game, fans will hear broadcasters exclaim, “What a great play coming out of the timeout. [Coach X] drew that one up to perfection!” Broadcasters may even refer to specific coaches as experts in their ability to focus a team strategically during a timeout. But other than those occasional plays that excite broadcaster and fan alike, what evidence do we have that…

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