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Basketball performance metrics on FieldLevel
Basketball performance metrics on FieldLevel

How performance metrics can transform your basketball profile on FieldLevel.

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Written by Jake Schirm
Updated over a week ago

In this article, we'll dive into the new performance metrics feature on FieldLevel for basketball. Understanding and utilizing these metrics can significantly enhance your profile, making it a more powerful tool in your journey toward recruitment.

The benefits of performance metrics
Performance metrics provide a detailed snapshot of your abilities, offering a comprehensive way to showcase your skills to college coaches. By adding these metrics to your profile, you articulate your strengths and progression, showing college coaches you can compete at the next level.

Key metrics for Basketball
Here’s a breakdown of the specific metrics for basketball you can include in your FieldLevel profile and why they matter:

  • Assist-turnover ratio: A measure comparing the number of assists a player records to the number of turnovers they commit. A higher ratio indicates smarter, more effective ball handling.

  • Assists per game: The average number of assists a player records per game, reflecting their ability to help teammates score.

  • Blocks per game: The average number of shots a player blocks per game, indicating defensive capabilities.

  • Broad jump: Measures the distance an athlete can jump forward from standing. It tests lower-body strength and explosiveness.

  • Field goal %: The percentage of shot attempts that are successful. It measures a player's shooting efficiency from all areas of the floor.

  • Free throw %: The percentage of free throw attempts that are made. It's a critical metric, especially in close games.

  • Hand size: Measured from the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. Larger hands can help improve ball control and shooting.

  • Lane drill: Also known as the lane agility drill, this measures an athlete's speed, agility, and ability to change direction quickly. It involves running around the painted area ("the lane") on a basketball court.

  • Max bench press: The maximum weight an athlete can lift in one repetition of a bench press, indicating upper body strength.

  • Max squat: The maximum weight an athlete can squat in one repetition, providing a measure of lower body strength.

  • Max vertical leap: The maximum height an athlete can reach by jumping vertically with a running start. It's used to assess overall athleticism and explosiveness.

  • Mile time: The time it takes an athlete to run a mile, assessing overall cardiovascular endurance.

  • Minutes per game: The average number of minutes a player is on the court per game, showing how much the team relies on them.

  • Points per game: The average number of points a player scores is a key indicator of offensive performance.

  • Rebounds per game: The average number of rebounds a player collects per game is crucial for assessing a player's effectiveness in gaining possession after missed shots.

  • Standing reach: The maximum height an athlete can reach with one arm while standing flat-footed. It's crucial for blocking and rebounding.

  • Standing vertical leap: The height an athlete can jump vertically from a standstill. This shows an athlete's leg strength and ability to perform in situations like rebounding.

  • Steals per game: The average number of times a player successfully steals the ball from the opponent per game, reflecting defensive acumen.

  • Three-point shooting %: The percentage of three-point shot attempts that are successful. Indicates a player's proficiency in long-range shooting.

  • Wingspan: The length from the tip of one hand to the tip of the other hand when arms are extended horizontally. This metric is important for defense and ball handling.

  • 40 yard dash: Measures speed and acceleration over a short distance, commonly used to evaluate quickness and explosive power.

How to add performance metrics to your profile

  1. Log in to your FieldLevel profile.

  2. Navigate to the "Performance" section.

  3. Select "Add metric" or "Update metric" to update existing metrics.

  4. Fill in your metrics with the most recent and accurate information.

  5. Don’t forget to save your changes.

Adding these metrics to your FieldLevel profile provides a detailed account of your skill and significantly improves your chances of getting noticed by college coaches.

Remember, your profile is your first impression—make it count with comprehensive and compelling data.

Please contact our support team for any assistance or if you have further questions about updating your performance metrics.

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