# True Shooting Percentage (TS%) Calculator

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## Definition – What is True Shooting Percentage?

True Shooting Percentage (TS%) balances points, field goal attempts, and free throw attempts. The intention is to show a player’s ability to score.

Compared with Field Goal Percentage (FG%), TS% considers the difference between 2 pointers, 3 pointers, and free throws.

Compared with Effective Field Goal Percentage (eFG%), it takes into account free throws.

Critics of TS% point out that the formula has difficulties near the extremes where a player has more than a 100% TS%.

## Formula – How to calculate True Shooting Percentage

TS% = Points ÷ ((2 x Field Goal Attempts) + (0.88 x Free Throw Attempts)

Where:

• Points” is the number of points scored by the player.
• Field Goal Attempts” is the number of attempted shots (both 2 and 3 point shots).
• Free Throw Attempts” is the number of attempted free throws.

### Example

A player has 1851 points scored across 1205 field goal attempts and 665 free throw attempts.

TS% = 1851 ÷ ((2 x 1205) + (0.88 x 665)

TS% = 1851 ÷ (2410 + 585.2)

TS% = 1851 ÷ 2995.2

TS% = 0.618

The player’s true shooting percentage would be 0.618, or 61.8%.