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On HoopTube: New video technology boon to KU men's basketball


Jayhawks64 4 years, 9 months ago

Jesse, Do the people ay Synergy actually breakdown each game or is it some type of recognition software that is utilized? Somebody has to catalog the difference between "transition" and ice and roll type plays. Thanks.

Jesse Newell 4 years, 9 months ago

Hey Jayhawks64 — Yes, Synergy hires people to log each game. Therefore, a lot is open to interpretation on whether something is a "pick and roll" or a "cut," but the data still gives a general feel and, more importantly, is indexed so teams can watch the video to judge for themselves what a player is best at.

There'll be more mention of this in Sunday's story, but someday the technology might be there for a computer program to code these plays itself, which would make the video available even quicker and (perhaps) be even more accurate than it being logged by hand.

Jayhawk1963 4 years, 9 months ago

Jesse, EXCELLENT article !!! I always wondered how the coaches and staff scout opponents, how previous games are broken down to highlight strengths/weaknesses, etc. Very interesting and well done !

Mo Meza 4 years, 9 months ago

Jesse, thank you for the great article and thanks to Jeff for the excellent job he has being doing. Thank you for all you do. The "Pay Heed" video is a master piece job.

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