BYU

Abstract by Christian Guthrie

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Christian Guthrie

Co-Presenters

Angela Larkin
McKinsey Blount

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Angela Larkin
McKinsey Blount

Abstract Infomation


Department

Statistics

Faculty Advisor

Garritt Page

Title

Estimating the Change in Player Performance When Switching Leagues

Abstract

Moving basketball players from their country’s league to the Euroleague brings along several challenges for players, including a new level of competition. In order to see if player performance decreases when making this switch, we looked at individual efficiency rating during their time in both leagues. Using this data, we fit a cubic spline for individuals as well as the collective and estimated the derivative around the time of switch.