It’s time for my next ref stat updates. As usual no names, no claims, just the facts and nothing more or less!
This week once again holds lots of fun facts that you can inspire your friends with.
Total fouls called are still up over last year, but down from my last report. The mean total fouls called are now 46.29, compared with 48.17 in total fouls being called as of last report Dec 12th and 42.73 last year.
The average number of calls by the 3 veteran officials who call the most total fouls is down from 52 last report to about 51, while the average of veteran officials who call the least fouls is about 43.75. Just under last report of 44.
The average number of travels called this year is 2.1, Consistent with my last report.
This compares to 1.52 at the end of last year.
Defensive 3 seconds is called on average .56 times per game (.59 last report). The average number ofcalls by the 3 veteran officials who call def 3 the most is down from 1.5x per game my last report to about 1.25. The least, up to .23x per game from 0.18x per game last report.
Offensive fouls are called on average 4.76 times per game, down from last reports 5.16 times per game. Theaverage number of calls by the 3 veteran officials who call offensive fouls the most is 6 per game, down from 7 per game. The least, 3.8 per game, up from 3.6 per game last report.
Last years number was 3.9 per game.
There are .747 techs called per game. That’s up from .724 techs called per game in the last report and down from .762 per game last year.
The top and bottom averages are about 1.45 per game vs .33 per game.
The best news is that there are some refs who know how to control a game without using technicals. Hopefully they will rub off on the trigger happy ones.
Last by not least, is offensive 3 seconds. There are .7 called per game, down from .794 called in the last report and vs .552 last year. The top and bottom averages are about 1.2 per game vs 0.40 game.
The most interesting observation here is that the most veteran officials are at the bottom of the list.
So now you know everything you always wanted to know about officiating statistics but were afraid to ask.