My name is Henry Yeh and I’m currently an undergraduate student at Rutgers University, pursuing a BA in sociology. I’m originally from the rural district of Taoyuan, a small fruit farm located in Taiwan.
Born and raised in a country where basketball was not culturally or historically valued at the time, I was not exposed to basketball until I came to the US, where I saw my first ever basketball game on November 29, 2008. The New York Knicks, led by then-new coach Mike D’Antoni, beat the Golden State Warriors in a high scoring game 138-125. Chris Duhon set a Knicks record with 22 assists and David Lee had a huge double-double as he poured in 37 points and collected 21 rebounds. I was amazed by basketball, marveling at the advanced sport and the excitement it brings. And since then, I fell in love with the game of basketball.
As George Gallup put it, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” I enjoy finding out the intangibles because oftentimes in basketball — and in life — the smallest things can have the greatest impacts.
I started out as video coordinator assistant for the Rutgers women’s basketball team under the guidance of Hall of Famer coach C. Vivian Stringer, and then I went on and performed analytics for both Rutgers men’s and women’s basketball teams. Recently, I have done basketball projects for Vince Rozman (dir. of scouting – 76ers), Lukas Peng (President of basketball ops – Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club; dir. of analytics – Foshan Long Lions), and John Sears (former basketball ops analytics – 76ers). I don’t know what I don’t know, and the more I learn, the more I realize what I don’t know. That said, I enjoy learning and being intellectually stimulated. I’m fortunate that my researches have taken me to many places and they have helped me to understand the game from a different perspective. I figured to create this website where I can have one place to present my works, and since then, my researches have been featured on Ray LeBov’s Basketball Intelligence, Ermay Duran’s Advance Pro Basketball, and other basketball websites.
On this website, I will post my personal researches and statistical analysis on many basketball issues such as finding the efficient rim protectors who don’t block too many shots, individual offensive efficiency, and many more. A believer in knowledge-sharing, I hope this website can influence more people to do the same and make the world a better place than yesterday.
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— J.H. Yeh