Split Cuts: The Newest NCAA Trend

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Teams are shooting more threes than ever in the NCAA this season. 35% of all shot attempts have been three-pointers, which would be a record at season’s end. We are also a full week into January and a team (Saint Mary’s) is still shooting over 47% (!!) from behind the arc.   In the NCAA… Read more »

New at BBALLBREAKDOWN: More on Davidson’s Offense

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Over at BBALLBREAKDOWN, I took another look at Davidson’s motion offense. This time focusing on how they handled VCU’s pressure defense. The full article can be found HERE. For more on Davidson, check out my initial article on the basic actions and concepts that make up their offense HERE.

Efficiency, Usage, and Boise State

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The value of high volume and low efficiency players is a constant source of debate among basketball people. On the surface, many of these players appear to bring down an offense with either low shooting percentages or high turnover rates (or both). As a result, the inefficient shot taker is often viewed as selfish. However,… Read more »

Testing the Four Factors

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For a beginner’s guide on the four factors discussed in this post read this. The four factors certainly work effectively to determine a team’s offensive/defensive ability. In order to take a closer look, I decided to “build” an expected offensive efficiency for each team in 2009-2010 based solely on the four factors. The major problem… Read more »

Varying Impacts – Jimmer Fredette

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A while ago, we did a post on the varying impacts an efficient basketball player can have. In order to explore this subject further, we have conducted a series of interviews. We have discussed three different types of players with team specific bloggers. This final post features an interview with Mountain West Connection (twitter: @JeremySBN)… Read more »

Varying Impacts – Jon Scheyer

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A while ago, we did a post on the varying impacts an efficient basketball player can have. In order to explore this subject further, we have conducted a series of interviews. We have discussed three different types of players with team specific bloggers. This second post features an interview with Duke Hoop Blog (twitter: @DukeHoopBlog)… Read more »

Varying Impacts – Blake Hoffarber

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A while ago, we did a post on the varying impacts an efficient basketball player can have. In order to explore this subject further, we have conducted a series of interviews. We have discussed three different types of players with team specific bloggers. This first post features an interview with The Daily Gopher (twitter: @TheDailyGopher)… Read more »

Varying Impacts

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On the court, not all players contribute to a team equally. Naturally, the best player(s) are going to have the most prominent roles offensively. The goal of a team offensively is to score as many points per possession as possible. Each shot taken has a risk and a reward. Essentially, the probability of the shot… Read more »