Half-Court vs. Transition Stats

Break down how players and teams perform on the court in Half-Court and Transition situations in FastScout.

How can I include Transition or Half Court stats in my scouting report?

These filters are now available for the following tiles/tables in FastScout:

  • Cumulative Boxscore
  • Shooting
  • Player Shot Chart
  • Team Shot Chart

To filter stats or shots by these play-types, open the tile settings and find the Play Context options under the STATS or OPTIONS menus

Cumulative Boxscore settings:

Cumulative Boxscore tile on the page:

Shot Chart tile settings:

Shot Chart tile on page:


How are Transition & Half-Court possessions defined?

  • Transition possessions are defined as any possession ending in the first 10 seconds of the shot-clock that is not after a stoppage of play

    • Stoppage of play defined as: Substitution, Foul, Timeout , Ejection, Out of Bounds, Blood Rule, Equipment Malfunction, Injury, Court CleanUp

  • Half-Court possessions are any possession not defined as a transition possession

    • Possessions ending after the first 10-seconds of the shot clock

    • Possessions that start after a stoppage of play

  • A possession starts when a team gains control of the ball. This includes:

    • Tip-Off: Every game and each overtime period begins with a tip-off. The team that secures the ball from the tip-off is considered to have the first possession of the game or the overtime.

    • Made Basket: After a team scores (except in cases of an and-one), the opposing team starts a new possession when they inbound the ball.

    • Defensive Rebound: When a team misses a shot and the opposing team secures the rebound, the rebounding team starts a new possession.

    • Turnover: If a team loses the ball to the opposing team without attempting a shot, this is recorded as a turnover. The team that gains the ball starts a new possession. Common turnovers include steals, bad passes, traveling violations, offensive fouls, loose ball, etc.

    • Foul Shots:

      • After Made Free Throws: If the last free throw attempt is made (except in and-one situations), the opposing team starts a new possession by inbounding the ball.

      • After Missed Free Throws: If the last free throw attempt is missed and the opposing team secures the rebound, they start a new possession.

    • Out-of-Bounds: If the ball goes out of bounds and is awarded to the opposing team, the team inbounding the ball starts a new possession.

    • Violation: Possession can start following a violation by the opposing team. Common violations include shot clock violations, lane violations during free throws, or inbounding violations.

    • Jump Ball: Other than the initial tip-off, any jump ball situation during the game leads to a new possession for the team that secures the ball.

    • Start of a Period: The team that inbounds the ball at the beginning of a quarter (other than the first quarter and overtime) starts with possession.

    • After a Stoppage in Play: This includes situations like after a timeout or an official's review, where play is resumed with a team inbounding the ball.

  • A possession ends when the team loses control of the ball. This includes 

    • Field Goal Made

    • Final Free Throw Made

      • second of two free-throws

      • and-one free throw

      • second of 1-and-1 free throws (college)

    • Turnover Committed

    • Defensive Rebound by the Other Team

    • Clock runs out for period

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