Current School: George Mason Patriots

Offensive Style Metric History

SeasonSchoolOff. EfficiencyAssist%TO%Off. Rebound%FTA/FGA% Shots BlockedFouls Drawn%%Shots 3FG%Assisted 3FGs%Shots Mid-Range% Midrange Assisted%Shots at Rim%Assisted at Rim%Shots in Transition
2012Bucknell107.657.216.330.00.2936.628.10.29087.343.754.228.341.416.5
2013Bucknell107.055.613.229.30.2685.827.80.24286.046.052.529.729.98.5
2014Bucknell103.551.114.629.00.23712.724.50.30985.727.642.041.741.613.8
2015Bucknell105.855.814.829.90.27712.130.00.33191.428.541.738.738.212.8
2016George Mason98.142.815.633.50.2319.527.20.31290.137.422.331.431.414.0
2017George Mason105.245.315.932.00.2959.727.30.27692.335.921.536.436.618.6
2018George Mason101.444.915.927.90.23611.325.40.36282.230.425.133.431.718.7
2019George Mason102.248.416.628.90.24510.825.60.34386.229.122.336.536.820.3

Defensive Style Metric History

SeasonSchoolDef. EfficiencyAssist%% of TOs Live-BallDef. Rebound%Opponent FTA/FGAFouls Committed%%Shots 3FG%Shots Mid-Range%Shots at Rim%Shots Dunks% of Shots in TransitionNon-Transition eFG%Tempo
2012Bucknell95.952.564.874.80.25126.60.35935.728.22.619.544.80%64.0
2013Bucknell92.348.961.173.50.20523.30.30942.526.71.117.142.90%62.6
2014Bucknell100.649.179.175.60.21026.20.32732.035.31.620.145.80%63.7
2015Bucknell106.147.367.074.30.28029.00.29833.337.11.817.747.70%64.1
2016George Mason106.049.160.977.20.21426.30.34837.627.52.819.047.60%67.7
2017George Mason101.851.970.376.00.19624.30.36632.430.93.121.147.40%69.2
2018George Mason106.851.775.473.30.21123.60.39531.428.94.922.149.70%69.6
2019George Mason101.149.872.072.90.20525.10.39129.131.84.919.248.60%68.1

Dave Paulsen Coaching Summary

Dave Paulsen’s team was in the 34th percentile of teams in pace of play. Tempo is merely stylistic and descriptive, it carries no negative nor positive connotation. Faster paced teams are toward the top (higher percentile) and slower paced teams are toward the bottom (lower percentile).

All teams have a half-court offensive philosophy as not every offensive possession will be in a transitional situation. Dave Paulsen had an offensive style in his latest coached season that was closest to being consistent with a Princeton Style offense. It does not necessarily mean that the coach followed this offensive orthodoxy, but stylistically was most similar to this style of play.

On the offensive end, Dave Paulsen had a team that had an offense that was more-or-less balanced as far shot distribution is concerned.It is supported by the metrics in the tables above. When it came to distributing the ball and emphasis on ball movement or scoring off the dribble, the latest season’s metrics support the following:

  • From 3 point range, Strongly emphasized ball movement to set up three point shots.
  • From the mid-range, Mid-range shots are taken off the dribble, there’s hardly any intent to set up mid-range shots.
  • At the rim, Above-average emphasis on scoring at the rim on cuts to the basket.

Defense much like offense, there is much diversity of thought as far as style of play. There are teams that have both full court and half-court defense and in the case of the latest season for Dave Paulsen, No Full Court Pressure.

In the half-court, Dave Paulsen featured a defensive footprint that was consistent with a team that sported a Man-to-Man. Its effectiveness is indicated by the defensive efficiency metric as seen in the above tables.
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