Whether you’re a basketball enthusiast or a player, the True Shooting (TS) calculator is a valuable tool. This article breaks down the True Shooting Percentage statistic and guides you through using the TS calculator.

### What is True Shooting Percentage?

True Shooting Percentage (TS%) is a basketball metric used to assess a player’s shooting efficiency. It is calculated using the total points scored, field goal attempts (FGA), and free throw attempts (FTA).

### How to Use the TS Calculator:

1. Input total points scored.
2. Input FGA (Field Goal Attempts).
3. Input FTA (Free Throw Attempts).
4. The calculator returns the player’s TS%.

### Calculating True Shooting Percentage:

Use these formulas:

• TSA (True Shooting Attempts): TSA = FGA + (0.44 × FTA)
• TS% (True Shooting Percentage): TS% = Points / (2 × TSA)

### Example Calculation:

• Points: 1,295
• FGA: 850
• FTA: 420

TSA: 850 + (0.44 × 420) = 1,034.8 TS%: 1,295 / (2 × 1,034.8) = 62.57%

### Glossary:

• FGA (Field Goal Attempts): Total attempts at 2 or 3-point shots.
• FTA (Free Throw Attempts): Attempts at unopposed free throws.
• TSA (True Shooting Attempts): Calculated as FGA + (0.44 × FTA).

### Why is TS% Useful?

• Player Improvement: Helps players assess and improve their skills.
• Fan Perspective: Aids fans in understanding player performance, useful for sports betting or casual fandom.

### TS% Values of Professional Players:

• Michael Jordan: 56.86%
• Top 3:
1. Artis Gilmore: 64.33%
2. DeAndre Jordan: 63.67%
3. Cedric Maxwell: 62.94%

Lowest: Michael Cooper – 54.42%

### Resources:

• Association for Professional Basketball Research Metrics