In this installment of Victor Holman’s Sports Analytics 3 Minute Drill, Victor explains egocentric ghosting models.
The use of data-driven ghosting models is increasing as player tracking data becomes more widely available.
The issue with the models that have been previously constructed is that their analysis of the players’ decisions is based solely on the tracking data.
The only predictor of future behavior is the player’s position on the court.
However, a player in a game bases his decisions on more than just his own position; they also take into account a variety of other factors.
These factors include information such as
- where his teammates are located
- where the defenders are located
And the physical characteristics of the defenders
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