Title

From college to the NBA: what determines a player’s success and what characteristics are NBA franchises overlooking?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-12-2018

Publication Title

Applied Economics Letters

Abstract

Considering NBA players who were drafted between 2006 and 2013, the author analyses the determinants of draft position, playing time and player productivity. By comparing these factors simultaneously, one is able to consider if there are some factors that correlate with players’ draft positions, but fail to correlate with on-court performance. For example, the results reveal that a player’s college turnover rate does not predict his draft position or his playing time in the NBA despite evidence that turnover-prone college players are less effective in the NBA. These results can be used to improve draft-day decisions for NBA executives.

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

5

First Page

300

Comments

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

State

published

Last Page

304

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