Basketball is a sport that has become increasingly popular world-wide. At the professional level it is a game in which each of the five positions has a specific responsibility that requires unique skills. It seems likely that it would be valuable for coaches to know which skills for each position are most conducive to winning. Knowing which skills to develop for each position could help coaches optimize each player's ability by customizing practice to contain drills that develop the most important skills for each position that would in turn improve the team's overall ability. Through the use of Bayesian hierarchical modeling and NBA box-score performance categories, this project will determine how each position needs to perform in order for their team to be successful.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Statistics
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Page, Garritt L., "Using Box-Scores to Determine a Position's Contribution to Winning Basketball Games" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 656.
Bayesian Hierarchical Model