Here’s a new article I wrote called What is Effective Field Goal Percentage? And Why YOU Should Use It.
Effective Field Goal percentage (eFG%) has become an important coaching tool for me. In fact, it’s arguably the most important stat for you to look at.
I recommend that all coaches at the middle school level or higher should look at eFG% and utilize it. Consider the following facts…
The average eFG% for the NBA was 49.66%. The Miami Heat has the highest eFG% at 55.24% this year. Guess who had the second highest eFG% ??
The San Antonio Spurs had the second highest at 53.06%. These were the two best teams in the NBA and met in the finals!
Is it a coincidence that the teams with the two highest eFG% also had the best records and made it to the finals?
I suggest you take a look at the article. I think it will give you an interesting perspective and might give you some useful ideas.