Measuring Player Improvement with Trends

Showing improvement in three point shooting.

One of the best ways to motivate basketball players is to illustrate how they are improving. With the Hoopsalytics Trends tool, you are able to show progress in a variety of statistical areas from game to game. The graph above shows how one of our players improved his three-point shooting over the course of the […] →Read more

See What Happened During that Run with the Game Summary

Basketball is a game of runs, and as a coach it’s helpful to know what went right/wrong during your last game when there was a run. The Game Summary tool in Hoopsalytics can give you valuable insights. As an example, we’re going to look at a game between UConn and St. Johns from 2024. UConn […] →Read more

Leaderboards for Basketball Leagues

Example of a leaderboard

Beside individual teams, Hoopsalytics has been providing top-level stats and analytics to various multi-team leagues. And if you’re running a league, your participants will love to have leaderboards showing which players excel in points, assists, rebounds and other categories. Leaderboards can be accessed by anyone with a login to the league Hoopsalytics account, or by […] →Read more

Our Lowest Scorer is Our Best Offensive Player

Player impact Net

One of the coolest things about basketball and analytics is how different people can contribute, even in ways that defy common sense. Here’s a recent example from my AAU club team. Remy is second-to-last in points scored, last in assists, yet our team is the most productive offensively when he’s on the floor. The above […] →Read more

Affordable Stats and Analytics for AAU Club Teams

Every spring in the USA, the most motivated players (and families) participate in AAU Club teams. Many of these players have ambitions to play beyond high school, and having the best video-linked stats and analytics is a great way to improve, as well as share with scouts and coaches. And you can easily make highlight […] →Read more

St. John’s v. UConn. What Happened?

Basketball score and margin graph for St. Johns vs Connecticut

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, the St. John’s MBB team had #1 UConn right where they wanted: up a point with 13 minutes left in the game, on their home away from home court, Madison Square Garden. The Garden crowd was rocking like it was 1985, when the Big East ruled supreme. But what happened? […] →Read more

Basketball Analytics – Who Are Your Best Players (Part 2)

Basketball Player On/Off Analytics

Using team stats for when a player is on the floor is a good way to get insight into who deserves more playing time. Our previous article shows how to use Player Impact ON the floor to get a good idea of who your best performers are. But what about the absence of a player […] →Read more

Player Impact on Plays and Sets

As a coach, I’m always trying to place my players in sets and actions that are best suited for their skills. Many coaches rely on the “eye test”, or assumptions about a player’s ability, but having analytics to back up or challenge your perceptions of a player can help you make the best possible decisions. […] →Read more

Why You Can’t Always Trust Plus/Minus

Our team is now 15 games into the season, and with that many games played it is a great opportunity to evaluate playing time and lineup combos. As I was noodling around, I discovered some lineup combinations with a great plus/minus, and a mediocre net points-per-possession (Net PPP). Here’s the example: When we substitute, there’s […] →Read more

Visualizing Player Performance

A couple of years ago, I had a fairly talented team, with one player who was a really accurate three-point shooter in practice. Ryan even won a three-point shooting contest at a Christmas tournament. However, her main sport was golf, and I was concerned about her stamina. So over the course of the season, I […] →Read more