Basketball Statistics Definitions

Here are some explanations of various abbreviations and statistics that we track in our iPad/iPhone stats app...

  • 2Pt the number of 2 point shots made
  • 2PtA the number of 2 point shot attempts
  • 2Pt% the percentage of 2 point shots made, 2Pt% = (2Pt / 2PtA) x 100
  • 3Pt the number of 3 point shots made
  • 3PtA the number of 3 point shot attempts
  • 3Pt% the percentage of 3 point shots made, 3Pt% = (3Pt / 3PtA) x 100
  • FG the total number of field goals made, FG = 2Pt + 3Pt
  • FGA the total number of field goals attempted, FGA = 2PtA + 3PtA
  • FG% the percentage of 3 point shot made, FG% = (FG / FGA) x 100
  • EFG% the Effective Field Goal percentage gives more credit to made 3 point field goals since they yield 1.5 times the scoring of a 2 point field goal, EFG% = (2Pt + 1.5 x 3Pt) / FGA
  • FT the number of free throws made
  • FTA the number of free throw attempts
  • FT% the percentage of free throws made, FT% = (FT / FTA) x 100
  • Pts the total number of points scored by field goals and free throws, Pts = 2 x 2Pt + 3 x 3Pt + FT
  • Layup the number of layups made. This is determined by tapping one of the layup buttons on the Track Stats screen after a 2 point basket has been made.
  • LayupA the number of layups attempted. This is determined by tapping one of the layup buttons on the Track Stats screen after a 2 point basket has been missed.
  • Layup% the percentage of layups made, Layup% = (Layup / LayupA) x 100
  • Paint Pt the number of points scored in the free throw lane (the paint)
  • PaintA the number of shot attempts taken from within the free throw lane (the paint)
  • TO Pts the number of points scored immediately after a turnover. This is determined by the user first selecting a turnover. Then if the next statistical event is a made basket of any type by the opposing team turnover points are recorded.
  • OReb the number of offensive rebounds
  • DReb - the number of defensive rebounds
  • Reb the total number of rebounds, Total Reb = Off Reb + Def Reb
  • Ast the number of assists
  • TO the number of turnovers
  • Force TO the number of turnovers that are forced by the defensive player or team
  • Dflc the number of deflections by a defensive player or team
  • Dflc Vic the number of times that an offensive player or team has a pass deflected. You must turn on Ask for Deflection Victim in Team Game Rules under Setup to track this statistic.
  • Stl the number of steals by a defensive player or team
  • Blk the number of blocks by a defensive player or team
  • Blk Vic the number of times that an offensive player or team has a shot blocked. You must turn on Ask for Block Victim in Team Game Rules under Setup to track this statistic.
  • Chrg the number of time a defensive player or team takes a charge
  • Recov the total number of steals, blocks and charges taken by a player or team, Recov = Stl + Blk + Chrg
  • Foul the number of personal fouls committed
  • Fouled the number of times a player is fouled. You must turn on Ask for Foul Victim in Team Game Rules under Setup to track this statistic.
  • Force Rush the number of times a defensive player forces an offensive player to rush his shot
  • Force Jmp the number of times a defensive player forces a jump ball. This is recorded whenever the Jump Ball button is tapped on the Track Stats screen.
  • Jmp Victim the number of times an offensive player is forced into a jump ball. You must turn on Ask for Jump Ball Victim in Team Game Rules under Setup to track this statistic.
  • Minutes the total number of minutes a player is in the game. To track this accurately you must make substitutions at the correct clock time.
  • VPS the Danny Miles Value Point System is a player ranking system developed by Coach Danny Miles of Oregon Tech, VPS = (Pts + Reb + 2 x Ast + 2 x Recov) / (2 x Field Goals Missed + Free Throws Missed + 2 x Fouls + 2 x TO)
  • +/- the plus/minus statistic is a measure of the point differential when players are in and out of a game. It is calculated by taking the difference in the score when the player enters the game and subtracting it from the score when the player exits the game. These differences are added up over the entire game to give the score. Thus, it is a measure of the impact a player has on the score of the game when he is in the game without measuring any specific statistic.
  • Effic a measure of a player's efficiency, Effic = Pts + Rebs + Ast + Stl + Blk (TO + FG Misses + FT Misses)
  • Bench Pt the number of points scored by the non-starters
  • Def Stop the number of possessions a team prevents the offense from scoring any points, Def Stops = DReb + Opponents TO
  • Pt/Possess the average number of points scored per possession
  • OReb% the percentage of available rebounds the offensive team gets, OReb% = OReb / (OReb + Opponents DReb)
  • DReb% the percentage of available rebounds the defensive team gets, DReb% = DReb / (DReb + Opponents OReb)

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Anthony Van de Putte says:
5/31/2023 at 7:59:21 PM

What does LFT stand for??

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Rachel says:
6/23/2021 at 10:39:03 AM

On Synergy Sports Tech's extended box score, they have a SST and a SST ex pts, what does this mean?

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Drew OKeefe says:
1/22/2021 at 2:58:17 PM

what does "On court points" mean?

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Del says:
3/4/2020 at 1:42:55 PM

What is the definition for AP 2-1 in ESPN team overall stats mean?

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Bob george says:
2/16/2019 at 3:57:59 PM

What does « G » mean in standings

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. says:
3/7/2020 at 10:57:29 PM

Games played

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Claude A. Staples says:
1/19/2018 at 10:23:35 AM

What to know the secret to put the ball in the basket???

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Murray Mackay says:
5/26/2016 at 5:42:59 AM

Hi I coach wheelchair basketball and we use the NBA key way and if you had the stats for picks we would be interested in this. Otherwise I think that this would be great for stats as we have stats people who do not understand the wheelchair game let alone basketball
Murray NZ.

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Calvin Lane says:
2/11/2015 at 1:35:37 PM

These are great stats. It would be great if you were also tracking the number of picks an offensive player sets that leads to a basket AND the number of passes a team makes before a shot attempt. I would guess that there would be a huge difference in those stats for Miami and San Antonio in last years finals.

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