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ShotTracker: A Second Saturday Conversation | Linda Hall Library
October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Second Saturday Conversations at Linda Hall Library feature sci-tech and engineering speakers and topics in an informal setting. The programs take place in the Auditorium or Main Reading Room from 11 a.m. to noon.
ShotTracker is an Overland Park-based tech venture with a mission to improve the performance of competitive athletes who participate in team sports at all levels by bringing elite-level analytics to the masses. With endorsements from NBA stars such as Klay Thompson and millions of dollars in funding from high-profile investors that include Magic Johnson and fomer NBA Commisioner David Stern, ShotTracker has been piloted and used by the NCAA and was used in the NAIA Men’s Basketball Championships for the last two years.
The easy-to-use ShotTracker system includes electronic sensors installed in a facility’s rafters that can map a basketball court in 3D. During a game or practice, ShotTracker gathers data by following real-time movements of both the ball and players fitted with lightweight sensors. “ShotTracker is destined to revolutionize our game,” David Stern has noted.
The lecture is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.
Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter. Doors open at 10 a.m.