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Princeton's shot selection.

I think this is a really neat holiday present, created by Brian from Hoya Prospectus.

After the jump you can view a shot selection chart through the Siena game for 13 different Princeton players broken down into five separate columns: Dunks, Layups, Two Point Jumpers, Three Point Jumpers and Free Throws.

Some interesting numbers. Can't thank Brian enough for doing this.

Player            Dunks    Layups  2pt J's    3FGs     FTs
Barrett, Will      1/1      2/7      3/7      6/23     4/6   
                           0.286    0.429    0.261    0.667  
Hummer, Ian        5/6     59/112   14/43     9/26    49/83  
                           0.527    0.326    0.346    0.590  
Connolly, Brendan  2/3      9/24     1/5      0/1     13/21  
                           0.375    0.200    0.000    0.619  
Bray, T.J          0/0     12/21     3/7     14/37    14/23  
                           0.571    0.429    0.378    0.609  
Davis, Douglas     0/0      9/17    14/44    36/87    13/15  
                           0.529    0.318    0.414    0.867  
Sherburne, Jimmy   0/0      0/2      1/2      0/2      1/3   
                           0.000    0.500    0.000    0.333  
Koon, Denton       6/6     19/28     0/4      0/1      5/11  
                           0.679    0.000    0.000    0.455  
Hazel, Ben         0/0      0/2      0/2      3/14     6/12  
                           0.000    0.000    0.214    0.500  
Comfort, John      0/0      2/3      0/0      4/14     1/2   
                           0.667      -      0.286    0.500  
Saunders, Patrick  0/0     13/19     2/8     11/37    10/12  
                           0.684    0.250    0.297    0.833  
Darrow, Mack       0/0     13/22     1/7      9/28    22/30  
                           0.591    0.143    0.321    0.733  
Clement, Chris     0/0      0/0      0/0      1/3      0/0   
                             -        -      0.333      -    
Wilson, Clay       0/0      0/0      0/0      0/2      0/0   
                             -        -      0.000      -    

Steven Postrel said,

December 28, 2011 @ 3:37 am

Talk about the lost art of the mid-range game! I guess Princeton's offense isn't geared for two-point jumpers, though, so the shooting percentage will be lower for out-of-system, late-in-the-shot-clock attempts.

I hadn't realized how many layups Hummer has hit. I wonder how many were assisted.

Adam Fox said,

December 28, 2011 @ 9:00 am

Denton Koon: omgdunkzz :)

On a different note: is Ian Hummer shooting more threes this year a bi-product of fitting into a new coach's system, or is he really trying to add this to his game?

I don't think I remember Ian Hummer taking a single three point shot last year.

Jon Solomon said,

December 28, 2011 @ 9:43 am

Adam, Hummer had not attempted a collegiate three pointer until this season.


Daniel Maass said,

December 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am

So we should only go for layups and dunks are our shooting problems will be solved. That's how basketball works, right?

I'd be curious to see the numbers from last year. I wonder how much of Hummer's lower FG% this season is because he's taking more 3s and jump shots and how much is because more of his layups have been contested (due to Maddox not being there).

Who would have thought that our front court would be a liability this year?

Jon Solomon said,

December 28, 2011 @ 10:26 am

Hummer used 25.6% of Princeton's possessions last year and took 25.8% of the available shots.

I didn't think such an increase was possible but this year he's using 32.7% of Princeton's possessions (12th in the nation) and 33.0% of the available shots (28th in the nation).

More shots = not limiting himself to just quality looks.

Add in 26 three pointers compared to zero a year ago and his overall FG% is going down as his utilization heads up.


George Clark said,

December 28, 2011 @ 10:57 am

When you consider that Ian Hummer might have been the 4th best player on last year's team, this team has done exceedingly well. We need Connolly to play defense and we need Davis to make threes (I think he should shoot even more. The reward of a made three is what makes the two a "lost art"). The threat of Davis AND Bray should create better looks for Hummer going forward. But the limitations of this team will be difficult to overcome. Not impossible, just difficult. Henderson strikes me as a guy who will win more than his share of the close ones. As Casey Stengel used to say, "Just get me to the 8th, fellers, and I'll think of something."*
*Editor's note: Casey Stengel was a baseball manager.

Stuart Schulman said,

December 28, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

The goal of the offense, as initially conceived by Coach Carril and others, is to maximize points per possession. You've got Davis and Hummer shooting .318 and .326 on short jumpers. Unless the shot clock is expiring, or the players are establishing a credible deterrent to something else, these are not "quality looks" at that make rate, and 0.64 points per possession on those shots should not be acceptable.

Jon Solomon said,

December 28, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

I'm not so sure Hummer was the fourth best player on last year's team but he certainly wasn't one of the top two scoring options (even though he did lead the Tigers in scoring).

Princeton as a team is averaging .95 Points Per Possession, its opponents .93.


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