Enter the total number of 2-point and 3-point field goals made and the total attempts to determine the effective field goal % (EFG).

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## EFG Formula

The following formula is used to calculate an effective field goal percentage.

EFG = (2PFG + 1.5*3PFG) / FGA *100

- Where EFG is the effective field goal percentage (%)
- 2PFG is the number of 2-point field goals made
- 3PFG is the number of 3-point field goals made
- FGA is the number of field goal attempts

## EFG Definition

**What is EFG? **

EFG stands for effective field goal percentage. It is a metric used to analyze how well a player shoots while considering the difference in points earned between a 3-point and 2-point shot.

For example, if a player shoots 40% from the 3-point line, since those baskets are worth 50% more than a 2-point shot, you multiply the percentage by 1.5 to get the “effective” field goal percentage of 60%. In other words, 40% from 3 is as good as 60% from 2.

## Example Problem

How to calculate EFG?

**First, determine the field goals made from the 2-point range.**For this example, a player has made 40 2 point field goals.

**Next, determine the field goals made from the 3-point range.**In this case, the player also made 40 3 point field goals.

**Next, determine the total number of attempts.**In this example, the player took 200 shots to reach these field goals.

**Finally, calculate the EFG.**Using the formula above, the effective field goal percentage is calculated to be:

EFG = (2PFG + 1.5*3PFG) / FGA *100

EFG = (40 + 1.5*40) / 200*100

EFG = 50%

## FAQ

**What factors can affect a player’s Effective Field Goal Percentage?**

A player’s EFG% can be influenced by several factors including the player’s shooting ability, shot selection, defensive pressure, and the team’s offensive system. A player who takes more efficient shots or plays in a system that creates open looks is likely to have a higher EFG%.

**How does EFG% compare to traditional field goal percentage?**

Traditional field goal percentage (FG%) only considers the number of shots made over the total shots taken, without accounting for the added value of 3-point shots. EFG% provides a more accurate reflection of a player’s shooting efficiency by factoring in the extra point from 3-point field goals.

**Can EFG% be used to evaluate team performance?**

Yes, EFG% can be applied to entire teams to evaluate their shooting efficiency. A team’s EFG% can give insights into their offensive effectiveness and shot selection, helping to identify areas for improvement or highlighting strengths in their shooting strategy.