Ball Possessions, Offensive And Defensive Efficiency

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Ball possessions, offensive and defensive efficiency ‎related to final outcome of junior world basketball ‎championship matches (Greece 2015)‎
Mohammed A. Elgammal. PhD ‎
Department of theories and applications of Team Sports, Faculty of Physical Education, Zagazig ‎University, Egypt.‎
Abstract:‎
The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in ball possessions, ‎offensive and defensive efficiency related to final standings in youth basketball games. ‎The sample chosen for this study was taken from 2015 Junior World Basketball ‎Championship held in Heraklion, Greece. All 50 games from the event have been ‎analyzed. We carried out the analysis based on the official game statistics supplied by ‎the organizing committee of championship. The following game- -related statistics were ‎selected: free-throws (both successful and unsuccessful), offensive, defensive rebounds ‎and turnovers. Results: The variation of ball possessions of the teams was not related to ‎their final standings as the results were not statistically significant. During this ‎championship, the variation of offensive efficiency of the teams was rare related to their ‎final standings as the results were medium statistically significant. Teams with a ‎defensive efficiency greater than the championship average, which is achieving more ‎rebounds or defense, achieve higher final standings. Ball possessions do not show ‎relationship of final outcome of junior world basketball championship matches…
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