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Draft Prospect Similarity Scores

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With just four and a half weeks until the NBA Draft, I wanted to let everyone know about a new feature up and running at Hickory-High. It's a system for making statistical comparisons between draft prospects and players drafted from other seasons. Players are compared across a number of categories and a score is generated on a scale of 0-1000, 1000 being a perfect match. For example, Kemba Walker's closest comparables were Troy Bell-892, Eric Maynor-884, and Devin Harris-882. A table of contents page is set up with an explanation of the whole system. All the results are finished and can be accessed in a spreadsheet from that page. Individual pages are also being built for all of the 40 prospects included for this season. About half the pages are done with the rest hopefully being finished by tomorrow afternoon. Each page has links to a few profiles and then a table showing the 10 closest comparisons. Everyone seems to love debating draft prospects. Hopefully this will be an interesting discussion starter!

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