# EGF Calculator (Effective Field Goal Percentage)

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The eFG calculator will help you determine how well you played in a basketball game based on how many field goals you made.

To use the calculator, enter the 2-point, 3 points, and total field goals scored. Add the attempted 2 field goals, 3 field goals, and total field goals attempted.

Please note that not all input fields are required.

The results show the effective field goal percentage, 2-point field goal percentage, 3-point field goals percentage, and the total points scored.

The effective field goal percentage is a basketball statistic considering how difficult three-point shots are and how many extra points are given for making one.

You might want to calculate Game Score or True Shooting.

## What is Effective Field Goal Percentage?

Effective Field Goal Percentage (EFG) is a basketball statistic that adjusts for the fact that three-point field goals are worth more than two-point field goals. This metric provides a more accurate representation of a player’s or team’s shooting efficiency by giving extra weight to three-point shots.

## The Importance of EFG in Basketball Analytics

EFG has become an increasingly important metric in basketball analytics. It offers a more comprehensive view of shooting efficiency compared to traditional field goal percentage. Here’s why EFG is valuable:

- Accounts for three-point shots: Unlike regular field goal percentage, EFG considers the additional value of three-pointers.
- Better measure of scoring efficiency: It provides a clearer picture of how efficiently a player or team is scoring relative to their shot attempts.
- Useful for player evaluation: Coaches and analysts use EFG to assess players’ shooting abilities more accurately.
- Team strategy insights: EFG can help teams evaluate their offensive strategies and shot selection.

## How the EFG Calculator Works

The EFG calculator uses a simple formula to compute the Effective Field Goal Percentage:

EFG = (FG + 0.5 * 3P) / FGA

Where:

- FG is the number of field goals made
- 3P is the number of three-pointers made
- FGA is the total number of field goal attempts

This calculator breaks down the process further by separating two-point and three-point shots:

- It takes inputs for:
- Two-point field goals scored
- Three-point field goals scored
- Total field goals scored
- Two-point field goal attempts
- Three-point field goal attempts
- Total field goal attempts

- It then calculates:
- Two-point field goal percentage
- Three-point field goal percentage
- Effective Field Goal Percentage
- Total points scored

## Using the EFG Calculator

To use this EFG calculator:

- Enter the number of two-point field goals scored
- Enter the number of three-point field goals scored
- Enter the total number of field goals scored
- Enter the number of two-point field goal attempts
- Enter the number of three-point field goal attempts
- Enter the total number of field goal attempts
- Click the “Calculate Metrics” button

The calculator will then display:

- Two-point Field Goal Percentage
- Three-point Field Goal Percentage
- Effective Field Goal Percentage
- Total Points Scored

## Interpreting EFG Results

Interpreting EFG is straightforward – the higher the percentage, the more efficient the shooting. Here’s a general guide:

- Below 50%: Below average
- 50-54%: Average
- 55-59%: Good
- 60% and above: Excellent

However, it’s important to consider EFG in context. Factors like a player’s role, shot selection, and the team’s offensive strategy all influence EFG.

## Limitations of EFG

While EFG is a valuable metric, it has some limitations:

- Doesn’t account for free throws: EFG only considers field goal attempts, not free throws.
- Doesn’t reflect shot creation: EFG doesn’t distinguish between players who create their own shots and those who rely on assists.
- Doesn’t consider shot difficulty: All shots from the same distance are treated equally, regardless of defensive pressure or other factors.

## EFG in Context: Other Important Basketball Metrics

While EFG is crucial, it’s most effective when used alongside other metrics:

- True Shooting Percentage (TS%): This metric includes free throws, providing a complete picture of scoring efficiency.
- Usage Rate: This shows what percentage of team plays a player uses while on the floor.
- Player Efficiency Rating (PER): A comprehensive statistic that aims to capture a player’s overall contribution.
- Assist-to-Turnover Ratio: This measures a player’s ball-handling efficiency.