Category Archives: Shot Selection

How scorekeeper biases affect shot-selection data

Non-basketball self-promotion: I had an article published on Friday at Baseball Prospectus, on Hall of Fame standards in expansion eras. One of the most popular topics in college basketball analysis this year has been shot selection. Thanks largely to the … Continue reading

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How important is shot selection, really? (Or: Death to 2-point jumpers)

I’ve done a lot of work recently on the concept of shot selection, including a breakdown of Boston University’s threes-and-layups offense against UMass-Lowell and Northeastern’s paint-focused upset of Georgetown. In this analysis, I’ve usually started with the assumption that certain … Continue reading

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Inside Look: Behind Northeastern’s upset of Georgetown

This is now a couple of news cycles behind, but it’s worth looking back at how Northeastern upset Georgetown in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday afternoon. At the 17:54 mark of the second half, Hoyas … Continue reading

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BU sticks to high-percentage shots

If the pro-analytics movement has taught us one thing in basketball, it’s that two types of shots are much more valuable than others: Layups or dunks at the rim, and three-pointers. Teams score very efficiently on layups and dunks because … Continue reading

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