An analysis of the side of rebound in high level basketball games
Abstract:The aim of the present study was to identify if there was any difference between the side of the rebound when attempt occurs from three different zones. The sample was composed of 48 games (n= 4548 field-goals gathered) corresponding to the 2009-2010 Top 16 of the Euroleague. The analyzed variables were the unsuccessful attempted field goals, which generate rebounds, and then sample was split into three groups: i) paint zone, ii) two points zone, and, iii) three points zone. To analyze the side of rebound, the court was divided: i) same side and ii) opposite side of the field goal attempt.
The results of the present study showed: i) 46.5% of the shoots were taken from the paint compared with 38.3% taken from the 3 point zone and 15.2% taken from the 2 point zone; ii) near 91% of all rebounds were obtained inside the paint while there were no rebounds in three point zone; iii) when shoots were taken inside the paint, the same side had statistically significant more percentage of rebounds than the opposite side. Overall, it is suggested that coaches should take into account this reference values to better prepare training plans and game tactics in basketball.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2011