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They’re Not Nerd Stats, They’re a Competitive Advantage

Summary

Shane Battier, a famous sports commentator once recognized as “the 7th smartest athlete in American pro sports” by The Sporting News, shares his insights about advanced analytics and how they helped him be a better basketball player.
In this exclusive video, Shane compares studying analytics about his fellow players and competitors to time spent in physical training to gain a competitive edge. The stats about how different players operate and score when they shoot right-handed or left-handed, how many points a team gets per possession, and more, can be used to create strategies that minimize their scoring potential.
For players like Battier, analytics aren’t just “nerd stats,” they’re the keys to victory.

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