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SportTechie - June 28, 2019

NBA’s Magic, Croatian Soccer Tapping STATS AI Analysis Tools

By: Joe Lemire

But the Magic picked Okeke armed with potentially more data and information than any franchise has ever had. In February, Orlando signed an agreement with Chicago-based analytics provider STATS for exclusive use of its new AI-powered AutoSTATS tool for the next year and a half. The platform uses computer vision to mine through television broadcasts of college basketball games and compile player tracking data.

“Now they can go back and basically look at three, four years of the college career of the player with the player tracking, and using all the advanced analytics to determine exactly [whether] this guy is the best guy for us,” Arjan Paulussen, STATS VP of global accounts, said in an interview at the Hashtag Sports conference in New York City on Thursday.

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