Heatmap Intro

*the net is at the top. the endline is closest to this text In the land of cones and zones...and subzones, it's easy to forget that these are merely representations of locations on the court. Equipped with that logic - and sparked by our friends at VolleyMetrics - I converted the zones to xy coordinates.... Continue Reading →

Top Passers in the Big Ten

Here's the same type of viz I made earlier for servers. Just because I was curious who the best passers were, relative to the league average for FBSO value provided by each reception quality. What you may immediately notice is that Nebraska has 3 of the top 4 passers in Albrecht, JWO, and Rolfzen. So... Continue Reading →

Top Servers in the Big Ten

Coming back from the SSAC in Boston this past week, I've been putting more thought in player evaluation against the market they're situated in. Much like how baseball uses WAR (wins above┬áreplacement) to compare players' values against that of an average MLB player. That stat has of course evolved over the years with different measurements... Continue Reading →

Out of System Thought

It's a pretty crude visual, but an interesting topic. So I was out in Boston this past weekend for the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and got a chance to talk stats with the VolleyMetrics┬ácrew for what probably seemed like 48 straight hours to them. You should read their paper, it's a great step forward for... Continue Reading →

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