High performance of professional basketball players: ACB evidence
In this paper, we analyse the relationship between performance and regularity to avoid the problem to the use of averages in sports statistics given their sensitivity to extreme data. The aim of this work is to establish which
statistics discriminate between the high and low performance and regularity of basketball players using a performance-regularity index. The sample is composed of players from the Spanish professional basketball league, ACB League, from 2014-2015. We divided the sample into players with low, medium and high performance and regularity through a k-means method and a discriminant analysis associating high numbers of rebounds, assists and steals with high performance and regularity and higher numbers of 3- point shots, turnovers and fouls with low performance and regularity. These results should help coaches and sports managers design strategies that improve performance and recruiting for their teams.
Estudio completo: High performance