Saturday, November 21, 2009
Distance Traveled in a Basketball Game
I've often wondered how much distance a basketball player travels during a 40-minute (NCAA) game. Ironically, I came upon an article in a recent issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (JSCR). The article stated as follows: "...in a 40-minute game, a basketball player covers a total distance of 4500 to 6000 m."
Translating this to miles, a player during a 40-minute covers between 2.8-3.7 miles. I was surprised and would've guessed more.