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NBA Draft Analysis

Hussey, Alex (2021) NBA Draft Analysis. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The National Basketball Association (NBA) draft is the primary gateway for young athletes to move on to the professional and to the elite levels of basketball. All college and international players worthy of transitioning to the next level of play dream of being the number one draft pick or even a lottery pick for one of the 30 NBA franchises.

This project looks at how each pick in the first round of the draft is used by each team, and how a prospect can look to be for a team given previous players statistics, number drafted, and team drafted to.

Who would be interested in this data and could use it in the future? The NBA General Managers (GMs) would be! The NBA is a multi-billion-dollar industry made up of 30 teams, with two divisions and 15 teams per division. The difference between being a good GM and a bad can come down to who you draft, what trades you make and of course what staff you need to bring in.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 16:50
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 16:50
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5073

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