Definition – What is “Points Per Possession” (PPP)?
Points per Possession is an advanced statistic that attempts to measure the number of points a player generates for each possession of the ball.
A player with a higher PPP generates more points for each possession of the ball.
Formula – How to calculate Points per Possession
PPP = Points ÷ (Field Goal Attempts + (0.44 x Free Throw Attempts) + Turnovers)
- “Points” is the number of points scored by the player.
- “Field Goal Attempts” is the number of shots on the basket (not including free throws).
- “Free Throw Attempts” is the number of attempted free throws on the basket.
- “Turnovers” is the number of turnovers allowed by the player.
A player has 2824 points, 1909 attempted field goals, 858 attempted free throws, and has allowed 387 turnovers.
PPP = 2824 ÷ (1909 + (0.44 x 858) + 387)
PPP = 2824 ÷ (1909 + 377.52 + 387)
PPP = 2824 ÷ 2673.52
PPP = 1.0563
Therefore, this player has a Points per Possession of 1.06.