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Atlanta Duke
03-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Interesting article on how access to more data points is impacting college basketball coaching - you can get KenPom for $19.95, but much more is available for if you can afford it

College Basketball Data Aplenty for Those Who Can Afford It

The next wave of technology, data-tracking camera systems that were installed this season in every N.B.A. arena, gained a foothold this season in college basketball with three programs: Duke, Louisville and Marquette....

The system, called SportVU, was developed by the sports analysis company Stats L.L.C. with technology whose roots are in the Israeli military. SportVUís cameras, six in each arena, record data points for everything that moves on the floor....

The Atlantic Coast Conference figures to be a leader because Louisville is set to join Duke there next season, and Virginia Tech recently hired Buzz Williams, an analytics acolyte, from Marquette.


Of course you still need to figure out how to apply what you obtain - SportVU did not do wonders for Duke's defense this past season


03-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Somewhat related from Duke Magazine about Duke alums working in the NBA: