Freshmen Playing Time

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    Saw this over at RealGM today. This dude has way too much time on his hands, but I was surprised to see that Donovan is eighth among roughly 100 D1 head coaches with at least five years experience in terms of playing freshmen. I include here only those who are interesting for the sake of comparison, as well as those who are ahead of him:

    basketball.realgm.com/article/228645/Freshmen-Playing-Time-Part-1

    Don't think you can take too much from it, but interesting nonetheless.
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    It is interesting that it is basically Calipari... Barnes.. and then everyone else.
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    Makes sense over the last 11 years.

    Lee
    Walsh
    Roberson
    Drejer
    Horford
    Brewer
    Green
    Hodge
    Jai Lucas
    Calathes
    Parsons
    Boynton
    Young
    Beal
    Frazier

    All had significant minutes as a freshman.
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    He really should split the data into two groups, long term coaches and coaches who have been some place 4 or 5 years. Most coaches play frosh more minutes early in their tenure.

    So I am surprised Donovan is so high on the list. I would not be surprised to see him higher on a list of established coaches.
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    Billy is successful enough on the recruiting front that there will be freshmen ready to play almost every year, but rarely more than one or two. I would expect him to move up on that list after the coming season, assuming of course that Walker gets his course work done in time.
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    Yes, basically, 25" to 27% is the same and is enough less than 37% and 31% to amount to a meaningful difference.

    One thing about percentages is simply that they distribute as log base e. Thus, for example, a difference between 50% and 51% is only 2/50ths of a difference, whereas between 1% and 2% is a 100% difference. 37% is 19% greater than 31%, while 31% is 13% greater than 27%.

    Those are meaningful differences, while 27% to 26% is 3% (not much), and even 27% to 25% is only 6.5% - something, but nothing like the bigger ones above.

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