The role of the basketball statistician continues to grow in importance as the game develops. Presentation of accurate and consistent statistics helps those involved in the game to look beyond the final score for trends and comparisons and helps those from outside the game to understand in more detail the action that took place.
In the VCARS.co.uk Basketball League it is mandatory to provide game statistics in Division 1 & 2 Men and Division 1 Women. These statistics are used to produce the full league-wide statistics available on England Basketball’s.
Recording A Game Electronically
There are an ever-increasing number of computer-based statistics packages that can be used to keep track of a basketball game. Each package will be slightly different in design and layout and will require access to the user manual and practice for a statistician to become proficient enough to use them effectively during a game.