Is there anything better in basketball? It’s sheer poetry, absolute magic, and your team can’t do it enough—especially when it happens from the three-point line. In the new book “Chasing Perfection” by Andy Glockner, you’ll see how science is trying to ensure that it does, as much as possible.
Ask any baseball fan about their favorite player or team, and you’ll likely hear stats. Baseball is known for that but baseball, says Glockner, is a relatively easy game to analyze. Basketball, on the other hand, is different. Players in basketball have no set pattern for play.
Analytics for basketball, therefore, is a big business.