Basketball analytics: Introduction and applications

An open lecture by:

Christos Marmarinos

When: Wednesday, 30 October, 18:00-19:00
Where: Room DC 503

Organized by: The Graduate Master Class Series, School of Graduate and Professional Education

To reserve your place please contact Ms Maria Kritikou via email: [email protected] or telephone: 210 6009800 ext. 1210

Lecture Description

In this lecture, we will present the basic characteristics of analytics in the sport of Basketball. We will start with the simple “box score” derived metrics and how one can reach safer conclusions with advanced statistics. We will continue with “play by play” analyses and visualizations. We shall pinpoint that such analyses are extremely important in better understanding the game.
A discussion on the application of analytics in various aspects of the Sport and Q and A section will follow.

Christos Marmarinos

Christos Marmarinos MA is a PhD candidate at the School of Physical Education and Sports Science of the University of Athens. His research is towards the more fair evaluation of the contribution that a basketball player offers to his/her team. He has completed graduate work in Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York in the field of Applied Physiology. He has been a member of the coaching staff of Olympiacos for 14 seasons. He has won Euroleague title twice, participated in six Euroleague Final-4 and won the Greek Championship three times. He is currently working as a Basketball Analyst (CosmoteTV 24Media Group) and runs a start up company,, that specializes in providing Statistical Analyses to all basketball stakeholders (Basketball Teams, Media Groups, Agents and the everyday Basketball fan).