Welcome to The Secondary Break!

Welcome to The Secondary Break!

Hey! Thanks for checking out my new project.

I’m Adrian Atkinson. By day, I’m a data scientist at Automated Insights in Durham, NC. But, in my free time, I like to analyze and write about basketball– specifically Carolina basketball. If you’re a Heels fan, you may know my work from Inside Carolina or Tar Heel Tip-Off, a preseason annual that I edited from 2006 to 2011 (here’s the 2009-10 edition). I’ve also contributed to Tobacco Road Blues, ESPN, and the ACC Sports Journal, among others. You can follow me on Twitter @FreeportKid.

So, what can you expect to read in this blog? For those familiar with my work, it’s no surprise that there will be plenty of pieces about the statistical side of North Carolina hoops. Lots about ACC basketball, too, I’d imagine. Beyond that, we’ll just have to see– probably some general sportswriting, possibly some data science/machine learning stuff, maybe some about our work at Ai on natural language generation and processing. Who knows? Maybe I’ll feel like doing a post on my 10 favorite Jason Isbell or Mike Cooley songs. But, yeah, for the most part, expect plenty of analytical deep dives into UNC basketball.

Thanks again for reading!











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