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What are some player statistics kept by high school basketball teams?

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Individual player statistics kept by most high school basketball programs include points scored, assists, rebounds, steals and blocks. The basic statistical categories in basketball are based on the player's interaction with the basketball, as opposed to her movement and actions away from the ball.

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These categories can be broken down further or extrapolated to create more detailed and sometimes hypothetical information. For example, total points scored can be subdivided into two-point field goals, three-point field goals and free throws. Rebounds may be broken down by whether they occurred while the player was on offense or defense.

Advanced statistics, such as a player's impact against specific opponents or in specific game situations, are often gathered at higher levels of play but are less commonly calculated by high school programs.

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