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UNC-Chapel Hill to host college and professional basketball experts for analytics event
Basketball summit set for April 15-16
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— March 29, 2016) The third annual Basketball Analytics Summit will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School April 15-16.
Best practices in analytics will be discussed and shared by leading college and professional basketball experts and corporate partners. Professionals, students and academics who are passionate about or conduct research in the discipline of performance and business analytics will attend.
“The Basketball Analytics Summit at UNC stands out because we bring together the best in the business in an intimate setting where we can learn, network and build professional relationships,” said Deborah Stroman, director of sport entrepreneurship and community engagement at the Kenan Institute and adjunct associate professor of organizational behavior at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Many impactful friendships and business partnerships have been generated from this unique conference.”
It will include panel discussions, research presentations, networking opportunities and a student case competition. In addition, there will be an overview of a new sport analytics curriculum for secondary schools and the NBA Math Hoops education game.
Speakers include former UNC-Chapel Hill and NBA player, George Lynch; men’s college basketball analyst, Ken Pomeroy; as well as executives from ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs. Click here to see a complete list of speakers and to register for the summit.
The summit is an initiative of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 78 bachelor’s, 112 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel laureates – staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 308,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.
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