Science of Successful Basketball Teams
Mathematician, scientist analyze what makes a good team great.
Get Inside the Science:
Jennifer Fewell, Arizona State University- School of Life Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Point guard - Also called the one, play maker or “the ball-handler.” A point guard is expected to run the team’s offense by controlling the ball and making sure it gets to the right players at the right time.
- Center - Normally the tallest player on the team, a typical NBA center is between 6’10” and 7’3”. The center’s primary role is to use his size to score and defend from a position close to the basket.
- Slam dunk - When a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket with one or both hands over the rim.