Dec 29 2009

College Basketball: Rating Individual 3FG%

Tweet My last post presented a model for predicting 3FG% based on a player’s ability, age, and role in the offense. A comment by DSMok1 inspired the model I will present in this post. He writes: I was considering how best to create an “equalized” measure of 3pt and 2pt % for college players, based [...]

Dec 11 2009

The Relationship Between Age, Usage, and 3FG%

Tweet In my last two posts I have taken a look at modeling a player’s 3FG% based on their age, and I’ve also estimated the relationship between usage and 3FG%. In this post I would like to bring these two topics together and estimate the relationship between age, usage, and 3FG%. The Data To put [...]

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Dec 10 2009

The Tradeoff Between Usage and 3FG%

Tweet My last post on the relationship between age and 3FG%, Brian Tung brought up a topic that I’ve wanted to look at: … I’m not even sure that history is necessarily a good guide here, as players shoot those treys under fairly different circumstances at different stages of their careers. Who’s to say that [...]

Dec 9 2009

Estimating the Impact of Aging on 3FG%

Tweet The impact of aging on player performance interests me, but I haven’t really done anything useful in this area. Baseball’s recent debate (really fantastic stuff) on the topic of player aging curves has motivated me to take a closer look at the affect of aging on 3pt shooting. Ed Küpfer’s three year old post [...]