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Science of Successful Basketball Teams

Tue, 2013-04-02 13:06 -- llancaster

Mathematician, scientist analyze what makes a good team great.
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Apr 2 2013 - 1:00pm
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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