Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Swanny's Stats has some new special stats up on his site.
The first of these he calls Paint Production: namely, what is the highest percentage of field goals made from between one and five feet away from the basket? Lauren Jackson of the Storm made 71.4 percent of field goals she attempted from this distance, which leads the WNBA. Sancho Lyttle is 7th at 64.6 percent, Erika de Souza is 13th at 61.5 percent, and Chamique Holdsclaw is 20th at 56.7 percent. (The worst? Dominique Canty of the Sky has only made 40 percent of the shots she's attempted from close range.)
However, let's look at Erika de Souza. She is 67-for-109 from close range - this leads the WNBA in most shots made and most shots attempted from point-blank range. From close up, de Souza will make that kind of shot, and if she misses it, she'll just rebound it and try it again.
The other stat is Fast Break Points, which regards both points and assists made on the breakaway. Diana Taurasi of the Mercury leads with 63 points (and Cappie Pondexter is one point behind her.) However, Chamique Holdsclaw is 4th in the WNBA with 44 points, Izi is tied for 9th with 35 points, Sancho Lyttle is 12th, and Angel McCoughtry is tied for 13th. Atlanta loves the transition game.
For most fast break assists? That would be Cappie Pondexter and Temeka Johnson of the Sun, whose 24 and 23 assists leave the whole league choking on their dust. Leading the Dream are Shalee Lehning with 9 fast break assists, followed by a tie between Iziane Castro Marques and Nikki Teasley with 7 assists each.
The team breakdown of Fast Break Points and Assists:
Castro Marques: 35-7
de Souza: 17-0