MWC Partners With ShotTracker To Measure Data Via Sensors
The Mountain West Conference has partnered with ShotTracker, which through "sensors worn by players and chips implanted in basketballs tracks data from practices and games," according to Mark Anderson of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. The technology is being "used only for conference games, but each coach decides whether and how much to tap into the data that is provided." MWC Senior Associate Commissioner Dan Butterly said that eight or nine teams in the 11-team league "use ShotTracker on a regular basis, and each school employs the sensors in games." Anderson notes the conference "received a waiver from the NCAA to use the technology" in its games. Nike-affiliated schools, like UNLV, have had the "most problems with chip-implanted basketballs," but that has "more to do with a new ball introduced" by the company before this season. UNLV G Amauri Hardy said, "It's definitely a different ball" (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 11/15).