Georgetown currently ranks second in the nation in Field-Goal Percentage, with a 50.8% success rate, just behind the leading Kansas Jayhawks’ 51.4%. However, as many Hoya fans have probably realized, field-goal percentage equally weights three pointers and dunks, two shots that have much lower and higher rates of success, respectively. Additionally, field-goal percentage doesn’t account for free throws, leaving out the offensive possessions where the Hoyas manage to get to the line.
Thus, basketball sabrematricians have developed two statistics that account for these discrepancies. The first is True Shooting Percentage (TS%), measured as “Total Points Scored / (2 * (Field-Goal Attempts + (0.475 * Free-Throw Attempts)))”. The Hoyas rank third in the nation in this category, with 60.4 TS%.
The other stat is Effective Field-Goal Percentage (eFG%), measured as “Field Goals Made + (0.5 * Three-Point Field-Goals Made) / Field Goal Attempts”. Georgetown is second in the nation for eFG%, shooting 57.7%.
The other Big Eat teams and their ranks in the TS% Top-100:
Louisville: 57.3 TS% (27th in the Nation)
Marquette: 57.2% (29th)
Notre Dame: 56.8% (42nd)
Pittsburgh: 56.7% (46th)
Villanova: 56.6% (51st)
Syracuse: 55.7% (70th)
West Virginia: 54.8% (95th)
Meanwhile, senior guard Austin Freeman leads the Hoyas with a 67.5 TS%, seventh in the nation for individual players.