All posts tagged analytics

Finding Sports Analytics’ Next Revelation

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. November 21, 2017 Sports analytics begins with an investigation into the player or team actions that lead to wins. The quantifications of those activities are called “descriptive stats.” Understanding what happened in the past is valuable, but we might also want to predict what will happen in the future. And, not […]

Please stop characterizing analytics as a misuse of simple statistics

By Stephen Shea, Ph.D. February 13, 2015 It has now been several days since Barkley went on his anti-analytics rant on TNT.  In case you missed it, among other comments, he referred to Houston General Manager Daryl Morey as “one of those idiots who believes in analytics” and suggested that the use of analytics in […]

Basketball Analytics: Spatial Tracking is Now Available!

    Basketball Analytics: Spatial Tracking is now available at  Find it in Paperback (List price of $19.95) Kindle (Only $9.99!) Equipped with new spatial tracking data collected by SportVU and others, this text investigates game strategy, player evaluation, player types, and prospect potential. A Few Highlights Chapter 5 introduces new measures of offensive […]