Wednesday, February 6, 2013

HPU Men's Basketball Project 1.1

Trying to help HPU Men's Basketball Coach

This project has started through one of the courses that I was taking in Fall 2012, System Analysis as a personal project to help out HPU Men's Basketball coach by providing a kind of useful tool to easily create shot charts and manage the shooting statistics, all the game datas of the team, and so on. I was going to have some sort of usable solution to him, but unfortunately failed to implement or find that solution and deliver it to him. So, I have decided to continue working on this project to hopefully deliver something that solves the issue that the coach is currently having.


The coach is currently using Excel to manage individual players' shooting stats from different regions in the court, scores of each game that HPU had, and so on. The issue the coach was having and are having right now as well is the difficultly of putting those shooting stats data onto one visual shot chart. Having this visual shot chart will certainly help individual basketball players to visually see the stats of their shoot during their game, understand their strengths and weaknesses in terms of their shoot, and eventually help the team achieve their victory!

Another thing that could be improved is that right now, the coach watches the video of the whole game after he goes back to his office or home to input individual players' shooting stats, checking where the players took their shots, and so on. It is fairly reasonable to conclude that this process cannot be considered as efficient at all. Me and professor Sam, who is one of the professor of HPU online CSCI courses are thinking if he can have some kind of mobile application that allows the coach and possibly other people who watch the game to count up the shoot, numbers and so on in live. That way, sufficient amount of time will be saved, and I think that is critical.

Anyone Interested?

I know this document is kind of still vague and needs to be improved and updated more.. What I wanna say as a summary is:

  • I woud like to help HPU Men's Basketball Coach by providing an useful tool(s) e.g. perhaps something like this: Shot Char - LeBron James | Vorped
  • I am pretty sure that Mobile app will also be helpful to him
  • This project is ongoing! Anyone is more than welcome to join!
If anyone is interested in working together with me (I know everyone has other school work, life inside and outside of school, etc.. but same for me as well), let us help the coach together! This project is not something that requires every day work outside of the class with full effort and quick implementation of solution or anything like that. Yet, only the requirement, if there is any, would be the motivation to gain experience of helping others with the technology, I guess. If anyone is interested in, feel free to contact me by leaving comments or sending me an email, anything! Also, here is some posts with regard to this project that I wrote last semester, if it helps:

*Note: This page could be revised and updated if necessary. No modification has been made yet.


  1. Great work on this Shohei - did you find time to meet up with the coach again? Review more of the existing statistics apps?

    1. Thank you for your comment, Sam.

      I did not meet up with the coach again..
      I do not mean to excuse, but I could not use my time for this project instead of taking a rest ..

  2. hey no worries Shohei - it was great to have you work on this, and chat with you and Kelly about it