Inside The Numbers: Virginia Tech Basketball’s Balanced Offense

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Keve Aluma has helped Virginia Tech be more balanced offensively. (Johnnie Izquierdo)

We’ll shift our focus to Virginia Tech basketball with this week’s Inside the Numbers article.  We use advanced numbers to display the balance of Tech’s offensive attack, and show how much certain players have improved their outside shooting.

All advanced metrics in this article come from 

Point Distribution and Team Balance

We know the Hokies are bigger, deeper and more experienced this season.  Last season Mike Young’s team was completely reliant on the three-point basket.  He wasn’t comfortable coaching that way, and he said so, but he had no other choice.

Here’s how Tech’s point distribution looked last season…

3-Pointers: 43.1% (No. 5 nationally)
2-Pointers: 43.0% (No. 338 nationally)
Free Throws: 13.9% (No. 344 nationally)

Tech’s scoring was obviously heavily weighted towards three-point shooting.  In fact, the Hokies scored more points off three-pointers than they did off regular two-point field goals.