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**What Is The Definition Of Block Percentage In Basketball?**

1. Block percentage is a statistic used to estimate how many of an opponent’s two-point **field goal** attempts are blocked over the course of a game. This is most commonly applied to the blocks completed by a particular defensive player. The percentage takes into account how many minutes the player was on the court, so those who rack up blocks in a short amount of time will have a higher block percentage.

Alternatively, block percentage can be calculated for the team as a whole. Because minutes played are not factored into the equation, this is a simpler calculation that simply divides the number of blocked shots by the number of their opponent’s two-point shots in a single game.

**Examples Of How Block Percentage Is Used In Commentary**

1. **Mutombo’s** exceptional height helped him to earn one of the highest block percentages in NBA history.

**Sport The Term Is Used:**

1. **Basketball**

**Abbreviated As:**

1. BLK%