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Basketball Players

Object Detection


Basketball Players Computer Vision Project

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Here are a few use cases for this project:

  1. Sports Analytics: Use the "Basketball Players" model to automatically track players' movements, ball possession, and referee decisions during live games or post-game analysis. This data can be used by coaches, analysts, and teams to inform and improve strategies, tactics, and player performance.

  2. Real-time Game Commentary: Integrate the model into sports broadcasting platforms, providing real-time updates and statistics to commentators, allowing them to focus on in-depth analysis and storytelling while the model handles identification and stat-tracking.

  3. Automated Sports Highlights: Utilize the model to automatically create highlights from basketball games by identifying key moments, such as successful shots, blocks, and referee decisions. This can streamline post-production process for sports media outlets and social media channels.

  4. Training and Skill Development: Leverage the "Basketball Players" model to create feedback tools for players, identifying areas of improvement in team dynamics and individual technique during practice sessions or games.

  5. Fan Experience: Employ the model in smartphone apps or AR devices, providing fans with real-time information on their favorite teams and players during live games, enhancing their overall experience and engagement.

Trained Model API

This project has a trained model available that you can try in your browser and use to get predictions via our Hosted Inference API and other deployment methods.


This project has a YOLOv8 model checkpoint available for inference with Roboflow Deploy. YOLOv8 is a new state-of-the-art real-time object detection model.

Cite This Project

If you use this dataset in a research paper, please cite it using the following BibTeX:

                            title = { Basketball Players Dataset },
                            type = { Open Source Dataset },
                            author = { Roboflow Universe Projects },
                            howpublished = { \url{ } },
                            url = { },
                            journal = { Roboflow Universe },
                            publisher = { Roboflow },
                            year = { 2023 },
                            month = { aug },
                            note = { visited on 2024-02-21 },

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Project Type

Object Detection




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