Basketball Free Throw Percentage
The free throw percentage is the most basic shooting statistic in basketball, and it is the primary way to measure how good of a free throw shooter a player is. The NBA’s free throw percentage as a league is around 78%, while college basketball’s is around 75%. Read on to learn more about the free throw percentage stat.
What Is Free Throw Percentage?
Free throw percentage is a measurement of how many free throws are made out of free throws taken. Calculating individual and team free throw percentage is simple: divide the number of free throws taken by free throws made. For example, if LeBron James takes 10 free throws and makes eight of them, he has an 80% free throw percentage.
Free Throw Percentage Records
The highest free throw percentage during a single season belongs to Jose Calderon during the 2008-09 season. Calderon shot 98.1% from the line. The highest career free throw percentage belongs to Steph Curry, who has been a 90.87% shooter from the line during his career.
The worst free throw percentage during a season belongs to Ben Wallace, who shot 33.6% from the line in 2000-2001. The worst career free throw percentage also belongs to Ben Wallace, who shot 41.4% from the line throughout his career.