Jordan Sperber Wins $2,000 Grand Prize In Stat Geek Idol 2
April 8, 2013 - by Tom Federico
Villanova student Jordan Sperber has won a $2,000 grand prize from TeamRankings.com for his data-driven analysis of matchup effects in college basketball.
April 2, 2012 - by Stat Geek Idol
Over the past three weeks the Stat Geek Idol field has been whittled from 64 ... down to 16 ... down to 4 ... And now at last we can crown a winner! One industrious geek is about to be $1,000 richer, and be named the first Stat Geek Idol!
March 30, 2012 - by Jordan Sperber
To analyze each Final Four offense, Jordan Sperber watched each offensive possession from the Elite Eight in slow motion and charted categories such as: number of passes, shot location, defender proximity, number of dribbles the shooter takes, time of possession, number of players crashing the boards, and more. When it was all said and done, he was about 3% closer to becoming a video charting expert, and you were about 100% closer to enlightenment.
March 30, 2012 - by Nathan Walker
Which player stat categories actually lead to coaches assigning a player more minutes? And, which SHOULD lead to more minutes, in an ideal world? By comparing the answers to those two questions, Nathan Walker finds that coaches don't penalize players enough for turnovers, that they don't value steals as much as they should, and other interesting insights.
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