Canada Basketball Analytics

2020 CEBL Actual Award Winners vs Terrible Predictions

With this quick break in basketball within North America, we wanted to take the opportunity to look back and compare our terrible 2020 CEBL award winner predictions and compare their stats to the actual winners of the awards. To be fair, we did make these predictions before the nominees were even released.

(Spolier alert, we went 1 for 5 in our picks …)

WNBA Advanced Metrics

Advanced metrics are exactly what you think they are, beyond the surface of the basic box score what numbers allow you to get a deeper dive of a team or player’s performance. Here are what we consider as advanced metrics within the WNBA.

How to Web Scrape Team Canadas FIBA Rankings

Throughout the initial development of this website, a lot of the scraping of data on the web was done manually either by copying and pasting or leveraging some Google Chrome plugins. If you’ve ever developed anything before you know that manual tasks like these get tedious and are a time waste which can be spent working on more fun and interesting challenges. Due to our love/hate relationship with these manual tasks we built out some automated processes to web scrape FIBA rankings (more specifically Team Canada’s) and load on a recurring basis into an AWS S3 Bucket (as a CSV) and into our MySQL which this website pulls from and keeps the ranking tables updated on a monthly basis. We thought it would be good to share our knowledge around how we accomplished this!

WNBA Traditional Metrics

When you think traditional metrics, we think what are the top handful or two of metrics that when you have a quick 5 minutes to analyze a player’s performance this will give you a coles notes summary of how they performed within that game/season. Most of the metrics across the board are pretty consistent when you look at all of the different basketball leagues across the world, here are what we consider the basic metrics within the WNBA.