# eFG Calculator

The eFG calculator will help you find the **effective field goal percentage for your performance in a basketball game**. Did you or your team score a mix of 3-point and 2-point field goals? The effective field goal percentage **considers that the 3-point field goals are more difficult** and implements that into the formula.

The metric, effective field goal percentage (or eFG%), is used to **rate the performance of basketball players and teams** in leagues like the NBA and others around the world. This metric can be for a single game or the whole season by adding the data over the season or a bunch of matches.

It is also helpful to determine a team's performance and is **tied to a team's success**. Higher eFG% implies the team is highly successful during the match. You can directly enter the data into the calculator or read on to understand how to calculate effective field goal percentage.

## What is efg (effective field goal percentage)?

eFG means the **actual percentage of scoring field goals** by a player or a team in a single match or season. Considering there are 2-point field goals and 3-point field goals in basketball, the players can score a combination of both. Say, Player A has more 3-point field goals, and Player B has more 2-point field goals. You can estimate the field goal percentage for each type of field goal (FG) using the following equations:

However, they both hold different weightage, values, and difficulty ratings. For instance, a 3-point FG is much harder to score. To consider both types of goals together, you can calculate the **effective field goal percentage**, which is:

where:

- $\small\text{All FG}$ – All field goals scored by the player. It is the sum of 2-point and 3-point field goals scored; and
- $\small\text{FG attempts}$ – Total field goals attempted. It is the sum of 2-point, and 3-point field goals attempted.

The metric for a player would **vary depending on the team play and their position**. For instance, if a player is more on the offense and plays near the basket, he's more likely to get a higher percentage due to reasonable amounts of dunks, whereas the player away from the basket is more likely to take more 3-point shots which are much more difficult.

## How to calculate effective field goal percentage

To find the effective field goal percentage:

- Enter the number of
**2-point field goals**scored. - Insert the number of
**3-point field goals**scored. - Fill in the number of
**2-point field goals**attempts. - Enter the number of
**3-point field goals**attempts. - The eFG calculator will return the following output:
- Total field goals scored;
- Total field goal attempts;
- 2-Point field goal percentage;
- 3-Point field goal percentage;
- Effective field goal percentage; and
- Total points scored.

## Example: Using the efg calculator

Estimate the **effective field goal percentage** for a team whose players have made a total of `300`

field goal attempts, scoring `105`

2-point field goals and `36`

3-point field goals. Take the number of 2-point and 3-point field goal attempts as `245`

and `55`

, respectively.

To find the effective field goal percentage:

- Enter the number of
**2-point field goals**as`105`

. - Insert the number of
**3-point field goals**as`36`

. - Fill in the number of
**2-point field goal attempts**as`245`

. - Enter the number of
**3-point field goal attempts**as`55`

. - Using the eFG calculator:

Metric | Result |
---|---|

Total FGs scored | 141 |

Total FG attempts | 300 |

2-Point FG % | 42.86% |

3-Point FG % | 65.45% |

Effective FG % | 53% |

Total points scored | 318 |

An eFG% of `53`

is very good considering the highest eFG% for the NBA 2021-22 season for a team is `56.4%`

.

## FAQ

### What do you mean by effective field goal percentage?

The effective field goal percentage is a metric used to **determine the percentage of field goals scored** while considering the **difficulty of scoring the 3-point field goals**. It is a combined statistic including 2-point and 3-point field goals but with **different weightage**.

### How do I calculate effective field goal percentage?

To find the effective field goal percentage:

**Divide**the number of**3-point field goals scored**by`2`

.**Add**the number to the**total number of field goals**.**Divide**the sum by**total field goal**attempts to get the effective field goal percentage.

### What is a good effective field goal percentage?

A good effective field goal percentage **varies as per a player's position**; a player who plays closer to the basket may **score at a rate of about 50% or higher**, which is considered a good percentage. However, if a player mostly takes 3-point shots, **40% is still regarded as good** given the difficulty of 3-point FG attempts.

### Which team has the best effective field goal percentage in NBA 21-22 season?

**Utah Jazz** has the **best effective field goal percentage** in the 2021-22 season of `56.4%`

. Other teams in the **top 5** include have their season-wide effective field goal percentages between `53.9%`

and `55.4%`

, which are:

Rank | Team | eFG% |
---|---|---|

1. | Utah | 56.4 |

2. | Golden State | 55.4 |

3. | Charlotte | 54.2 |

4. | Chicago | 54.1 |

5. | Phoenix | 53.9 |