Draft Day Analytics

Friday, February 23 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Pat Summitt Room

Analytics has provided NBA front offices with a new arsenal of tools to evaluate prospects. But in the one-and-done era teams have a small sample set to justify their investment of precious draft picks. What stats matter most when trying to predict NBA success? How do scouts account for the differences in European professional leagues and collegiate hoops? How do teams use pre-draft workouts to fill in gaps in their knowledge of players? Featuring representatives of three NBA front offices and Jonathan Givony of ESPN, this panel will delve into how analytics is changing teams’ draft day–strategies.

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