Free Throw Percentage (FT%) Calculator (Basketball)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

FT% Calculator

Definition – What is Free Throw Percentage?

Free throw percentage (FT%) puts a player’s successful free throws in perspective to their total attempts.

In basketball, a free throw (or foul shot) is awarded to a player who has been fouled by the other team. The number of free throws depends on where on the court the player was while being fouled.

Other foul situations can result in the award of a free throw.

When a free throw is awarded, the shooter takes the shot from behind the free throw line.
Each successful free throw is worth 1 point.

Formula – How to calculate free throw percentage

FT% = Free Throws Made ÷ Free Throw Attempts


A player has made 188 free throw attempts, and in that time has made a total of 129 free throws.

FT % = 129 ÷ 188

FT % = 0.686

Therefore, this player has an FT% of .686, or 68.6%.

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