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BACKGROUND

Human Rights First (HRF) is a U.S. based non-profit, nonpartisan organization concerned with international human rights. Their slogan reads “American Ideals, Universal Values” and states that it is our nation’s job to be a beacon of light globally. For nearly 40 years HRF has demanded action on issues by way of activists and lawyers creating protests or legislature for change.

Read more about them here

HRF has a noble cause at its forefront. Additionally, this year has been one of controversy surrounding police and protocol. Thus, I was excited to have an opportunity to contribute in real ways to progressing…


Creating something new from statistics we already have

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I set out to make a new NBA player rating comprised of advanced statistics that are already commonplace for basketball analysts today. It is designed to gauge the performance of point guards with numeric values ranging roughly from 1 to 10. Its purpose is to measure a point guard’s statistics with the following factors in mind:

  • Facilitation
  • Giving their team opportunities
  • Efficient “game flow”

This explains the rating’s name: “FOG.”

This rating could be used as a player comparison lens and an alternative to today’s score-first mentality observed in many modern point guards. Perhaps you have your superstars but still…

Griffin Wilson

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