8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Statistical Basketball Player Analysis

Anna Wu
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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The purpose of this STEM project is to develop the Sports Analytics concept for playing Basketball by forming a special Basketball Team. Authors have defined the key functional metrics for each of the three player positions: Guard – Shooting and Assists; Forward – Shooting and Rebounds; and Center – Blocks and Rebounds. The objective is to develop the concept of teamwork. In order to maximize team performance, Guard will try to pass the ball to Forward. Center should focus on Rebounding and Blocking, not Steals. Each player’s Statistics are recorded by two different individuals. Hypothesis tests are conducted (1) to verify whether players can fulfill their position within their team, and (2) to perform a position comparison between the two teams. Sample sizes are determined in order to conduct a 2-Proportions Test at 95% confidence. In the Analyze phase, the authors decided to add Steals (for all three players), Turn Overs (for Guard), and Offensive/Defensive Rebounds into the Project Scope. JMP Statistics software was used to study the multi-correlation patterns. The winning team demonstrates better team communication among players by playing this unique Basketball Game model.

Published in: 8th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bandung, Indonesia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 6-8, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5944-6
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767