My primary interest is sports analytics with a focus on football, basketball, and hockey.  The majority of the projects presented here were conducted over the course of my graduate education at Iowa State University, where I am currently finishing my dissertation on methodologies for utilizing statistics in sports with an expected graduation in 2014.  Follow on Twitter @LockAnalytics.

-Dennis Lock

Analysis of Statistics in Football, Basketball, and Hockey

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Recent Additions:

NBA W.A.R. - A Wins Above Replacement metric for players in the NBA.


Building NCAA Bracket - Projecting NCAA seeds based on each teams specific wins and losses.


NBA Shooting/Shooters - Evaluating the quality of NBA shooters using shot location. (Talk: ISU, 12/10/13) (Paper)