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A course, a seminar and a clinic about Basketball Statistics Analysis are the virtual learning environment created by eBA-Stats.com using Moodle , a course management system (CMS). Our long term goal is to help the basketball game analyst to meet all their needs.
A free on-line eBA course is designed for first level statistician to learn about the Basketball Analysis and the Game Statistics and the Game Analysis and the Basketball Formulas.

A second level on-line eBA seminar completes the former program and provides a foundation for the statistician about the players, quarter & season reports; learning the Basketball Statistics Formulas Directory
The on-line clinic is a semester long Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis blended learning course that covers the whole eBA Basketball Statistics Creative Analysis System using games cases, rules and video clips as its backdrop.
Selected paragraphs from the expositions are offered here.



Per Minute Basketball Stats

".... Per minute stats are a good manner to compare players within a team, seeing how a player off the bench might fare compared to the player in front of him in the rotation, but we must be careful about players who scarcely play - Jackie Butler may have averaged 96 points per 48 in the 5 minutes he played for the Knicks last year, but very doubtful he could have achieved it. Also, we must be careful comparing players from one team to another.

For example, last season Steve Nash average 16.1 assists per 48 while Tony Parker averaged just 8.6 - a large part of the reason for that is the pace and style Phoenix plays gives Nash more opportunities than Parker.

Per-48 Stats is not meant to be a projection of what a player would average if he played 48 minutes per game. Keep in mind that it is simply an expression of per-minute stats.
They are expressed as per-48 so that the resulting averages are easy to deal with: "23 points per 48 minutes" is easier to read and understand than " 0,479 points per minute". ...."

About the Possessions Concept

"....When using possessions to rate offenses and defenses, an excellent exercise in getting to know basketball, the benefits of this definition becomes clear.
We'll analyze the following 2 situations: 1) A player brings the ball up court, takes a 20 foot jump shot and makes it. 2) A player brings the ball upcourt, takes a 20 foot jump shot and
>misses, but a teammate rebounds, misses the putback, then get his own rebound and finally puts in a layup.
The first situation involves one scoring possession and one total possession regardless of which definition is used.
The second situation has one scoring and one total possession using Denver's Definition. Using the other meaning, the second situation involves one scoring possession and three total possessions.
Now, which situation represented the better offense ? ...."

Analyzing Assists

"....We can define the best passing team to be the team that can best make the difficult passes that produce points. By means of the assist percentage - the percentage of a team's field goals that were assisted on – the eBA Basketball Statistics Analysis System tells us more about a team's style than their substance.

Another obvious element is that this metric is somewhat dependent on how often a team made three-pointers, because the circumstantial numerical evidence that so many three-pointers are assisted.
It is not surprising at all that three-pointers tend to get more assists, having a portion of two-pointers which are "un-assistable", the result of put-backs and tip-ins, while few threes are shot off of the dribble. ......"

The complete expositions are presented at "eBA CLINICS ONLINE"
All the terminology is analyzed at the Global Basketball Directory

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Let's Talk Defense! By: Herb Brown

Herb Brown's experience and defensive knowledge makes 'Let's Talk Defense!' a mustread for any Basketball player or coach. The concepts demonstrated in his book are the same ones a great player must use when guarding some of the best players in the NBA.
Herb Brown teach us the most fundamental aspect of the game and that is 'great defense wins championships'. This book will explain the basic concepts of how it is done. This is the essential guide for coaching defense. Loaded with drills, tips, and step-by-step diagrams. 'Let's Talk Defense!' includes: making the transition from offense to defense; out-rebounding opponents; stopping fast-break opportunities; eliminating penetration; creating havoc for the opposition and leading the opponent to concede points off turnovers..."

Herb Brown served as head coach of the Detroit Pistons from 1976 to 1978, where he led his team to the playoffs twice. Since then, he has worked with many professional teams, including the Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers, and Philadelphia 76ers. A six-time coach of the year, he rejoined the Pistons in 2004, where he assisted his brother, head coach Larry Brown, toward his first NBA title. He is currently an assistant under Mike Woodson with the Atlanta Hawks.

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