Basketball Stats and the Stories Behind Them: What Every Fan Needs to Know

Basketball Stats and the Stories Behind Them: What Every Fan Needs to Know

by Eric Braun

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Overview

Basketball Stats and the Stories Behind Them: What Every Fan Needs to Know by Eric Braun

You may know LeBron James and Stephen Curry as hoops superstars and champions, but how do their statistics stack up? And how do they compare to Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, and other legendary players? In this fun and smart look at basketball, you will discover stories and uncover facts that will help you better understand and enjoy the game. When fans talk about their favorite sports stars, they swap statistics and stories. They use stats to explain how one player is better than another and why one team is headed to the cellar while another is destined for greatness. This series explains the meaning and value of traditional and cutting-edge sports stats, giving readers an insider's view of the games they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491485859
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Sports Stats and Stories Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 186,169
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

Table of Contents

Stats on the Court 4

Scoring 6

Team Scoring 10

Field Goal Percentage 14

Three-Point Percentage 16

Effective Field Goal Percentage 18

Free Throw Percentage 22

Blocks and steals 26

Assists 30

Rebounds 34

Plus/Minus 38

Players Efficiency Rating 42

Stat Stars 44

Stat Glossary 46

Read More 47

Internet Sites 47

Index 48

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