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Assessing the Impact of Mamadi Diakite

Posted on September 22, 2017, in Data by Seattle Hoo.

The potential of Mamadi Diakite was always obvious to us from the moment we saw the first highlight video long before he was ranked in the top 50 by 247Sports and Scout (now both owned by the same company and soon to be merged).  The 6-9 athlete-scholar from Ghana by way of Blue Ridge School (digression: why do so many people say 'from Blue Ridge School by way of Ghana? Can't they scan the grammar of the sentence? 'From the waypoint by way of the origin' would sound completely absurd, yet that is what so many people effectively say) is long, bouncy, quick as the proverbial cat, and competitive.  Many of us waited over two years to see him play with eager anticipation.  When...

Playing Time for 2016 247 Top 100

Posted on August 24, 2017, in Data by Toolie92.

Below is a comprehensive table of the playing time for the 247 Composite Top 100 Class of 2016. Only 95 players in the Top 100 enrolled. Of those, only 87 played, and only 86 played a significant number of games (Alterique Gilbert had a medical redshirt after 3 games). For each player, their 247 Composite rank and their minutes-per-game are shown, along with the rank of their minutes amongst the Top 100. There is a note field as well showing their NBA draft position or other note (such as undrafted pro, redshirts, transfers, etc.). Minutes-per-game is adjusted for team overtimes as well as coaches-decision DNPs, but if a player was injured or ineligible for a significant period then their...

Welcome to The New HOOS Place

Posted on February 6, 2017, in Data by Seattle Hoo.

This site first went online sometime during the 2015-16 season.  The initial inspiration was from the season before, when I became annoyed by the meme that Virginia Basketball was "ugly" and "boring," because I knew we had some great highlights and that it is actually fun to play for Virginia.  I wanted to make a highlight reel to show the dunks and three-point shots and other exciting plays our players had made, but it was just so tedious and cumbersome to assemble the game videos and other sources and pull the actual highlights out of them.  Wouldn't it be cool if there were a highlights database I could just search?  It would make it s much easier!

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