Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



Reader 1

Susan E. Martonosi

Reader 2

Michael E. Orrison

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2018 Lucius E.J. Bynum


Sports analytics problems have become increasingly prominent in the past decade. Modern image processing capabilities allow coaching staff to easily capture detailed game-time statistics on their players, opponents, team configurations, and plays. The challenge is to turn that data into meaningful insights for team managers and coaches. This project uses descriptive and predictive techniques on publicly available NBA basketball data to identify powerful combinations of players and predict how they will perform against other teams.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.