ShotTracker brought elite-level analytics to coaches, players, broadcasters and fans at the first-ever Jr. NBA World Championships this summer.
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32 top 13 and 14 year-old boys’ and girls’ teams from around the world participated. The tournament took place between August 7th and 12th at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. This was one of the first competitions to empower coaches with real-time player analytics.
This was made possible by ShotTracker sensors. All players wore them in their shoes and the basketball also contained a chip allowing it to communicate with the system.
Each coach was given an iPad to use during the tournament with the ShotTracker Team app. This aggregated real-time data helping coaches make vital decisions during time-outs and critical moments. Post game they received detailed statistical breakdowns for all teams and players participating in the tournament.
This level of data also enhanced the experience for fans and parents on the stands, as well as FOX Sports viewers. The network broadcast 16 games and their commentators had their own iPads with access to the stats. Check out the video below for a glimpse at the data that was made available.
“ShotTracker is thrilled to partner with the 2018 Jr. NBA World Championship and support the next generation of basketball with next generation technology and analytics”, said Davyeon Ross, co-founder and COO of ShotTracker prior to the start of the tournament.
“We’re passionate about the future of basketball and proud to work alongside the Jr. NBA to champion this first-of-its kind global youth tournament with the extraordinary power of live analytics.”
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