Three Shots
by Mathalicious

Basketball players tend to be better at foul shots than 3-pointers. For instance, the average NBA player makes around 75% of his foul shots and 35% of his 3-pointers, while the average WNBA player makes 80% and 34% of hers, respectively. In general, if a defense is leading by two points at the end of a game, do you think it’s better to foul or let the offense shoot for the win? Explain.