Ohio State High School Basketball Association to Integrate Digital Scout HSGameCenter

State of Ohio High School Basketball Association to Integrate Digital Scout HSGameCenter

State of Ohio High School Basketball Association to Integrate Digital Scout HSGameCenter

With the 2013 basketball season all but here, the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Digital Scout have partnered for Live play-by-play HS Basketball scoreboard for all of Ohio. Review the Sports Techie community blog about the Digital Scout OHSAA HSGameCenter provided by Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

OHSAA Hoops HSGameCenter

Beginning this fall, OHSAA will offer an online scoreboard for both boys and girls hoops with live play-by-play available for all of their member schools. The Internet driven excitement this sport business deal will generate across the state and nation for fans, recruiters and sponsors is happening at the right time with the rapid convergence of sports and technology.

“We have a winning combination here,” says Digital Scout Vice President Dan Fronczak. “We have a live stat tracking tool the coaches love to use, a platform in HSGameCenter to showcase all of the live data those coaches are inputting, and a great partner in OHSAA who has embraced this new technology.”

This marks the second sport agreement between the two after the successful launch of football. OHSAA launched their Statewide Live Scoreboard for football this season.

The HSGameCenter platform is free for fans to follow live online and free for the states athletic associations to participate. Digital Scout plans to launch custom HSGameCenter pages for additional associations in the coming months.

Those interested in learning more about HSGameCenter should contact:

Dan Fronczak, Vice President, Digital Scout
(614) 505-7427 / dfronczak@digitalschoolnetwork.com

About Digital Scout:  With over 11,000 high schools in the United States, Digital Scout is the leader in high school and amateur sports stats tracking software and mobile apps. Digital Scout also powers HS Game Center, the latest Digital Scout website providing live, play-by-play high school sports schedules, standings, and live box scores.

Sports Techie, This pioneering sports technology deal between Digital Scout and OHSAA comes on the heels of their recently announced Scout.com Game of the Week for high school football.

Hoops History

Basketball was born in the United States and is a sport I grew up loving for a lot of special reasons. Seeing Magic Johnson play at the Far West Classic for Coach Jud Heathcote’s Michigan State Spartans during the 1978-79 basketball season when I was twelve years old was priceless, thanks Dad. They went on the play Indiana State and Larry Bird for the NCAA championship. In 1994, while working at the L.A. Summer Pro League, I told Ervin about seeing him play as a kid. He rolled his eyes, tapped me on the chest and we enjoyed the special moment together.

My Mother is arguable the best female basketball player from the country of Ecuador ever. My brother and I have years of basketball sweat, blood and tears from elementary school through high school, and now as adults and parents. I imagine my baby son will lean towards playing roundball.

As @THESportsTechie, I have given sports technology demonstrations to NBA, college and high school coaches, IT departments, strength and conditioning, and medical staffs, for over twenty years. In fact, I gave Coach Lin Dunn a Dartfish demo in 2001 when she was the first coach of the Seattle Strorm. Linn is now a Facebook friend and leads her defending WNBA Champions, the Indiana Fever, in Game 1 of the Eastern playoff finals Thursday night against Atlanta on ESPN2 and WatchESPN, at 7 p.m. ET.

The passion for high school hoops is now exploding at the youth level worldwide in China, Africa and Europe across both genders. Here in the U.S. the good folks of OHSAA and Digital Scout are delivering games, video and stats, and social content, for fans of all ages and across all borders to have the opportunity to follow along on the web.

Perhaps the best way to get excited for this season and understand what basketball means to American history is to watch this brilliant trailer from the movie Hoosiers. It is set in 1986 and actor Gene Hackman is playing Coach Norman Dale who introduces the 1952 Hickory High School Huskers basketball team.

Hoosiers Gene Hackman Inspirational Speech

From diagraming and executing the picket fence play, to letting the paint dry, you do not need super computers, the fanciest shoes or the top analytic solutions to play this simple game. I encourage you all to watch this flick on Netflix or Amazon before this historical season of OHSAA hoops goes live on the Internet. From the virtual feel of it, Digital Scout is about to be launched in your state after they perform once again for OHSAA. If not, holler at your athletic director, coaching staff and booster club to contact the state association and Dan about getting HSGameCenter.

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