by Ken Pomeroy on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Apparently, the relationship between rebounding and height didn’t rock the foundation of the basketball community. The connection between shooting percentage and height isn’t going to create any waves, either.
As seen in the chart below, bigger players have a better two-point shooting percentage and shoot fewer 3’s than their smaller counterparts. We didn’t need to do statistical research to figure that out. But like the rebounding chart, this exercise is not without a couple of noteworthy findings. (Note: some additional background on how this chart was developed can be found in the previous post. Those unfamiliar with some of the terms used in these posts should refer to the Glossary of Terms.)
First, players that shoot fewer 3’s tend to have a better eFG%. This is a broad generalization and perhaps a slight mischaracterization of the chart, but take a look at it. As players get taller,…