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What Is The Definition Of Field Goal Percentage In Basketball?
1. Field Goal Percentage (FG%) is the number of shots made by a player or team divided by the number of shots attempted by the same player or team (not including free throws). This statistic can be per game, per season, etc.
Why Is Field Goal Percentage A Helpful Statistic To Calculate?
Field Goal Percentage is generally a good measurement of a player’s or team’s shooting skills or their ability to decipher between a good and a poor shot.
If a player has a low field goal percentage, they may have lower shooting skills than others or take too many difficult shots. A high field goal percentage shows good shooting skills and/or fewer wasted shots that don’t end up in the basket.
How Do You Calculate Field Goal Percentage?
To calculate a player’s field goal percentage, use the following formula:
Field Goal Percentage = Shots Made/Shots Attempted
Shots attempted includes the shots made as well as the shots taken at the basket that weren’t made.
Example Of How Field Goal Percentage Is Used In Commentary
1. Mitchell Robinson has the highest field goal percentage for a season in the NBA, with 74.2% in the 2019-2020 season.
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