As former and current athletes, we were inspired by our desire to contribute to Georgia Tech athletics and provide teams with the information that will give them the best opportunity to win.
What it does
This website allows coaches to see the projected offensive results of customized lineups against specific defenses before the game and in real time. The statistics displayed include projected points, offensive rebounds, assists, turnovers, and the offensive efficiency rating for the chosen lineup.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran into several challenges with our data gathering and analytics processing. Several functions in our code were asynchronous, which required a redesign for our function scheme because we did not anticipate a need to account for code running out of order. Additionally, Cross Origin Resource Sharing created a significant road block when accessing data that we eventually chose to resolve by moving some of our functions to Google Cloud where CORS permissions would not prevent data collection.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of finishing such an ambitious project in the time alotted. We are also proud of overcoming each unexpected challenge in our project.
What we learned
What's next for Sixth Man
We plan to incorporate a defensive efficiency component in order to allow coaches to compare lineups based on both offensive and defensive performance. Additionally, we will incorporate coaches' inputs for each player and record data from practices to yield more accurate results. Furthermore, video analysis software will be used to improve team statistics versus varying defenses. Wearable technology can additionally be utilized to record fatigue data and optimize lineups and personnel changes throughout the game. Our platform is designed to amplify team athletic performance by focusing on the individual and their dynamics within the team. This platform is not sport-specific, and can help to move all of Georgia Tech athletics toward even more successful results.