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•  Clinics & Courses eBA ONLINE: eBA Basketball Statistics 2013/14 ONLINE Clinic  »
•  Last 5 Statistics Posts at the Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis BLOGS  »
•  "eBA System Clinic": About the Basketball Efficiency in Different Possession Start Cases (text) »
•  2014 TOP 5 !: First 5 Basketball Books and DVD in the eBA Ranking OF THE YEAR 2014 !  »
•  10,087 at the ENCYCLOPEDIA eBA !: Last Basketball & Statistics Terms & Concepts Added  »
•  Our DECEMBER 2014 eBA DVICE: "Mike Krzyzewski's Open Practice Series" DVD with Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Head Coach  »
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•  Basketball Stats Case Studies: 09/14 Case Study 'About Different Situations in a Basketball Free Throw' Conclusion (text)  »
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Clinics & Courses eBA ONLINE

The eBA Basketball Statistics Annual Clinic, carried out with the graduates of the courses until 2012, has achieved its goal in the current semester and has completed the task of the eBA Basketball Statistics Book program.

Over the next two months, January and February, eBA Annual Clinic will be at our traditional vacations, when half of the the participant enjoy their summer, while the rest stay "at home", next to the heater, ordering the next task ! Happy Holidays !

A report of actions taken during this successful semester, was uploaded at the eBA Clinic ~ Site News (on the right hand column at the top). .

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•  2 Seconds To Go, 2 Points Ahead and Last Free Throw
•  Reflexions on Basketball Statistics About the Basketball Second Chance Points
•  About the Basketball Statistics and the Offensive Rebounding Percentage

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from the eBA Annual Clinic Last 2014 Meeting:

Selected Excerpts from the eBA Clinic Discussions: from the 7th. Exposition

About the Basketball Efficiency
in Different Possession Start Cases

The strength of a team is not established as the end result of a process by how many more opportunities at scoring it gets ( what our eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System call "plays" ), but on the contrary how much better it is at scoring with the possessions it has.

There's no "bonus" because possessions are imprecise but fairly close to be equal between a team and its opponent in any determined game.

The way we define possessions (see here this excellent thread in this forum: Basketball Possessions: About the Concept, is the time from when one team gets the ball to when the other team gets it back.

Possessions have built-in attributes that make them unmeasurable utilitarian, the largest amount of which being that the number of possessions between a team and their opponents are identical.

About the basketball efficiency in different possession start cases, here I post some comments on the results, meanwhile the complete analysis is included in my exposition about "Possessions" in the eBA ONLINE Clinics:

~ The manner your opponent scores (2p, 3p or FT) does not have a major effect upon your efficiency;

~ Most teams performs better when the possession starts with a defensive rebound after an opponent missed 2p FG;

~ It's easier to put back the ball when an offensive rebound follows a 2 point shot than after a 3-pointer;

~ Good defense makes better team's offense by approximately 5% and good offense improves defense in the same way;

~ A steal is a great offensive tool, more than an offensive rebound;

~ The high efficiency in regards to steals is reasonable because a steal leads to a fast break which is one the most efficient offensive opportunities as well as an offensive rebound;

~ The biggest difference between NBA and European results is efficiency after non-steal turnovers probably because in the NBA an steal is always credited if the ball stays live, which is not always the case in European stats: the eBA System - The Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis register the steals according to the NBA conception;

~ It is harder to take an offensive rebound after a 3p missed than after a 2p missed;

~ One factor that makes bigger the average efficiency after Free Throws is that, because of the team foul penalty, there are more Free Throws near the end of a quarter;

~ The penalty situation also helps to increase efficiency: the net result is a higher average for Free Throws cases than it should be

This document contains selected excerpts from the
"eBA System - The Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis"
by Prof. Roberto Azar

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Basketball Statistics Case Studies

Last Month Case Study Conclusion:

About Different Situations in a Basketball Free Throw Case Study

" ... A1 shoots a free throw and fails to hit the rim.

 • case a) A1’s failure to hit the rim is caused by B5, who jumps into the lane and bats A1’s throw away, or
 • case b) A1’s shot misses without any responsibility on the part of Team B, or
 • case c) A1’s shot misses and A1 steps into the lane too early, or
 • case d) A1’s shot misses and A3 steps into the lane too early, or
 • case e) A1’s shot misses but B5 steps into the lane too early.

What is the proper ruling and the correct INDIVIDUAL or COLLECTIVE statistical registration according to the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System including the type of the registration ( type of turnover; forced, unforced, individual or collective turnover, good or bad foul; close, long, disputed or undisputed rebound; assist made, potential, missed or double assist; etc. ) ..."


• Basketball Statistics Philosophy:

A player should not be charged for a shot from the field influenced by the illegal actions of himself or herself, or any teammates or opponents unless the shot results in a FGM

• eBA System Statistics Fundamentals:

The statistician should not attempt to decide what would have happened, but should decide only what did happen.

• eBA Basketball Statistical Tracking:

In (a), (c), (d) and (e), do not charge A1 with a FTA.
In (a), B5 will be charged with a Class B technical and Team A will receive two free throws.
In (b), the violation will be the only one penalized. Therefore, charge A1 with a FTA and credit Team B
          with a dead-ball FREE THROW rebound.
In (c), charge A1 with an UNFORCED TURNOVER unless Team A retains the ball.
In (c) and (d), the violation for stepping into the lane caused the ball to become dead before the shot
                     missed the rim.
In (e), this will be ruled a double violation and the possession will be determined by the alternating-
          possession rule. Charge A1 with an UNFORCED TURNOVER unless Team A retains the ball.

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