5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

1. L.J. Peak is the real deal. It has been my opinion for several months now that of all current Hoyas, Peak has the best chance to 1) get drafted and 2) have a successful career in the NBA. But the 6-5, 215 pound freshman wing was even further ahead of his developmental schedule than … More 5 Things We Learned from Georgetown Basketball’s Season Opener

Georgetown Soccer: Profile on the Rise of a Powerhouse

Before 2006, the name Georgetown meant little to nothing in the college soccer world. While the program dates back to 1952, the team had only produced two trips to the NCAA tournament and one conference title. So when Brian Weise, a coach with no head coaching experience under his belt, was hired in 2006, few … More Georgetown Soccer: Profile on the Rise of a Powerhouse

Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the findings of this FiveThirtyEight article praising the value of the steal in the evaluation of players (in the piece, a steal is even claimed to have the value equivalent of 9.1 points in terms of irreplaceability). The biggest question regarding the analysis appears to be this: … More Steals, Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus, and Ignoring Position

Overreaction or Over-coaching? Analyzing Hibbert’s Absence from Game One’s Decisive Play

Frank Vogel is the second youngest coach in the league, yet he and his coaching staff are the architects of the first ranked defense in the NBA in points allowed per game. Vogel is aided by one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenders, Paul George, as well as arguably the NBA’s best interior defender, Roy … More Overreaction or Over-coaching? Analyzing Hibbert’s Absence from Game One’s Decisive Play