Turning data into dunks
The Verizon 5G Performance Center provides the data that helps inform players, coaches, trainers and front-office staff on ways to improve team performance.
The Suns and Verizon combined ball-tracking, player and biometrics data into a single app that helps players adjust their shot, footwork and exercise techniques to give them an edge.
“We can track where we run on the court, how fast we’re going, so if I’m not getting to the corner where I’m supposed to be, they can tell me if I’m wasting too much energy on X, Y, Z aspect of the game. Because in the NBA, energy is currency.”
—Cameron Johnson, Forward, Phoenix Suns
Player and ball-tracking sensors can help coaches monitor practices in real time and let them compare against historical data to make strategy adjustments.
“Verizon has helped push us to a degree of technological advancement within our facility that just isn’t seen in sports.”
—Ryan Resch, Vice President of Basketball Strategy and Evaluation, Phoenix Suns