Full-text resources of PSJD and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2013 | 38 | 183-189

Article title

A Decade of Euroleague Basketball: an Analysis of Trends and Recent Rule Change Effects


Title variants

Languages of publication



The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) recently introduced major rule changes that came into effect with the 2010/11 season. Most notably, moving the three-point arc and changing the shot-clock. The purpose of this study was to investigate and quantify how these changes affect the game performance of top-level European basketball players. In order to better understand these changes, we also investigated past seasons and showed the presence of several trends, even in the absence of significant rule changes. A large set of game statistics for 10 seasons and 2198 Euroleague basketball games in which top European clubs competed was analyzed. Results show that the effects of the rule changes are contrary to trends in recent years








Physical description


1 - 09 - 2013
08 - 10 - 2013


  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Faculty of Sport, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


  • Arias JL, Argudo FM, Alonso JI. Review of rule modification in sport. J Sport Sci Med, 2011; 10: 1-8
  • Cormery B, Marcil M, Bouvard M. Rule change incidence on physiological characteristics of elite basketball players: a 10-year-period investigation. Brit J Sport Med, 2008; 42(1): 25-30[WoS]
  • Erčulj F, Dežman B, Vučkovič G, Trninič S. Differences between basketball teams which competed at the 19th and 20th European championship for male juniors in number of attacks and playing efficiency. In E. Müller, H. Schwameder, G. Zallinger and V. Fastenbauer (Eds.), 8th Annual Congress of the EuropeanCollege of Sport Science, Salzburg, Austria; 2003
  • Gomez MA, Pollard R. Reduced home advantage for basketball teams from capital cities in Europe. Eur JSport Sci, 2011; 11(2): 143-148[Crossref][WoS]
  • Kubatko J, Oliver D, Pelton K, Rosenbaum DT. A starting point for analyzing basketball statistics. J QuantAnal Sport, 2007; 3(3)
  • Lilly RS. Effects of the 45-second shot-clock on selected men’s basketball statistics in the mid American conference. Percept Motor Skill, 1987; 65: 375-378
  • Lorenzo A, Gomez MA, Ortega E, Ibanez JS, Sampaio J. Game related statistics which discriminate between winning and losing under-16 male basketball games. J Sport Sci Med, 2010; 9(4): 664-668
  • Miller S, Bartlett R. The effects of increased shooting distance in the basketball jump shot. J Sport Sci, 1993; 11: 285-293[Crossref]
  • Miller S, Bartlett R. The relationship between basketball shooting kinematics, distance and playing position. JSport Sci, 1996; 14: 243-253[Crossref]
  • Podmenik N, Leskošek B, Erčulj F. The effect of introducing a smaller and lighter basketball on female basketball players' shot accuracy. J Hum Kinet, 2012; 31: 131-137
  • Pollard R, Pollard G. Long-term trends in home advantage in professional team sports in North America and England (1876-2003). J Sport Sci, 2005; 23(4): 337-350
  • Sampaio J, Drinkwater EJ, Leite NM. Effects of season period, team quality, and playing time on basketball players’ game-related statistics. Eur J Sport Sci, 2010; 10(2): 141-149[Crossref]
  • Tang WT, Shung HM. Relationship between isokinetic strength and shooting accuracy at different shooting ranges in Taiwanese elite high school basketball players. Isokinet Exerc Sci, 2005; 13: 169-174
  • Tauer JM, Guenther CL, Rozek C. Is There a Home Choke in Decisive Playoff Basketball Games? J Appl SportPsychol, 2009; 21(2): 148-162

Document Type

Publication order reference


YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.