Welcome to BritHoops.com - bringing you all the latest stats from the British Basketball League.
BritHoops.com has been up and running since the 2010/11 BBL season. Borne out of frustration at the lack of any great stat compiling for the BBL, we thought we'd take matters into our own hands so entered the exciting world of poring over BBL box scores.
Huge basketball fans, we believe one of the best things about the sport is being able to analyse player and team performance through tracking of statistics, whether to do so because you want to simply see how your favourite team/player is performing, or whether, like us, you're a bit of a geek with too much time on their hands who really cares who in the BBL has the best 3-point field goal defence.
We thought it might be useful, on the off-chance anyone is really interested, of going over a few points regarding the stats used on the site:
We source all the raw data used in BritHoops from the BBL boxscores published on the official BBL site (www.bbl.org.uk). We then compile all the numbers from the boxscores by team and player and calculate the totals and averages.
As many BBL fans will know the stat tracking in the league isn't brilliant, and discrepancies do appear in the box scores. Also occasionally box scores are not available, due to what is usually termed 'statistic system crashes'.
What we're basically trying to say is that the tracking of stats in the BBL is not 100% accurate to say the least BUT we do maintain that value can be gained from compiling the stats as we do and an accurate reflection of who's good and who's not can be obtained from studying the stats.
FG & 3PFG
One of the 'unique' features of the BBL from a stat keeping point of view concerns the combination of 2-point and 3-point field goals. Basically some boxscores combine 2 and 3 point field goals into one overall number, others don't. For the purposes of this site 2-point and 3-point field goals are kept seperate. So whenever your see FGM, FGA or FG% - this refers to 2-point field goals only. 3PM, 3PA and 3P% refer to 3-point field goals obviously. We work it like this purely because the majority of boxscores list 2-point and 3-pointers seperate and it is less work on our end to compile the numbers.
Not much to say on this one - only that you'll see minutes per game (MPG) numbers usually look like this: 33.50. Just to stress that for ease of storing and reporting of minutes, 33.50 means 33 minutes and 30 seconds, i.e. minutes figures are decimalised. So a MPG number of 35.75 would mean 35 minutes and 45 seconds.
Finally, for those not in the know - check out the column to the right for a breakdown of the stat abbreviations used on the site.
Stat Abbreviation Key:
G - Games
FGM - Field Goals Made (2-point)
FGA - Field Goals Attempted (2-point)
FG% - Field Goal Percentage (2-point)
3PM - 3-Point field goals Made
3PA - 3-Point field goals Attempted
3P% - 3-Point field goal Percentage
PTS - Points scored
PPG - Points Per Game
OREB - Offensive Rebounds
ORPG - Offensive Rebounds Per Game
DREB - Defensive Rebounds
ORPG - Defensive Rebounds Per Game
TREB - Total Rebounds
TRPG - Total Rebounds Per Game
AST - Assists
APG - Assists Per Game
TOS - Turnovers
TOPG - Turnovers Per Game
AST2TOS - Assists To Turnovers*
BLK - Blocks
BPG - Blocks Per Game
STL - Steals
SPG - Steals Per Game
MPG - Minutes Per Game
*Assists To Turnovers refers to the number of assists the player completes compared to turnovers. Usually this is most applicable to point guards in monitoring how efficiently they run their teams. The higher the number, the more efficient the player is in creating opportunities for their team mates.