Effective field goal percentage is a statistic used in basketball that considers the fact that a three-point field goal is worth more than a two-point field goal. It is similar to the field goal percentage and true shooting percentage.
What is the Effective Field Goal Percentage?
It counts a player’s number of 3-point field goals in comparison to their field goal attempts. Where field goal percentage determines the ratio of field goals made to field goal attempts regardless of the value of the basket, Effective Field Goal Percentage conforms to compensate for the extra value of 3-point shots.
The expression of the formula is (FGM + 0.5 * 3PM) / FGA. However, a common criticism of Effective Field Goal Percentage is that players with very high percentage success rates, which favor 3-point shots, would reach an Effective Field Goal Percentage of more than 100%.
Purpose of the Effective Field Goal Percentage calculator:
- To calculate player’s number of 3-point field goals in comparing to their field goal attempts.