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Introducing StatGeek Analytics!

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new website, StatGeekAnalytics.com.  As of today, it has current season basic and advanced stats on every NCAA basketball team, both men and women.  Soon, we’ll be adding NAIA teams as well as historic data on everyone. There’s lots of data out there but it is primarily focused …

Fold, Call or Raise?

I love the movie Rounders with Matt Damon and Edward Norton. It’s about a poker player who is trying to avoid the perils of playing high stakes poker in law school. One of the best scenes has Matt Damon stopping by a poker game populated by judges: Watch it Here The point of the scene …

Advancing (All Levels of) Basketball

Recently we made some changes to our website. We added a LOT of stats. Now you’re probably thinking, you’re called StatGeek, I would expect a lot of stats. But really up until this summer, we’ve focused on creating tools to make coaches’ lives easier. But earlier this year, women’s basketball legend Sue Bird wrote about …

Benedictine looks to complete perfect season

The Division III Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off this weekend in Salem, VA.  The participants include the 2011 champs, St. Thomas, the 2013 champs (and requisite NESCAC team) Amherst along with Christopher Newport and Benedictine who combined for exactly one loss this season. We crunched some numbers from the participants over the last five …

Know Your Stats Vol. 2

Effective Field Goal Percentage is often confused with True Shooting Percentage.  While true shooting percentage brings free throws into the mix in order to more accurately gauge how points are scored, effective field goal percentage focuses on shot attempts from the field and accounts for the fact that three pointers are worth more.  The formula …

Our ‘Why’

I recently read a great book by Simon Sinek called ‘Start Withy Why’. The core message was around motivating your team by having everyone understand WHY you do what you do, whether it’s a basketball team, in business or even a family. I witnessed this firsthand when I was coaching high school basketball, the girls …

Know Your Stats Vol. 1

True Shooting Percentage True shooting percentage shows you how well a player is shooting when you factor in three pointers and free throws.  It is calculated as follows: Points/(2*(FGA + 0.44*FTA)) The 0.44 lowers the value of the free throw attempt because the shot is uncontested and only worth one point.  The adjustment also provides …