There are 3 metrics that indicate how fouls factor into an individual’s effectiveness:
Free throw rate measures a player’s ability to get to the foul line relative to how often he attempts to score. It takes a players free throw attempts and divides those attempts by the player’s total field goal attempts.
FTRate = 100 * FTA / FGA
For example, PJ Washington of Kentucky had a free throw rate was 80.3 in the 2017-2018 season. This ranked 3rd amongst all Division-I players.
Washington attempted 208 free throws and 259 field goals.
FTRate = 100 * 208 / 259 = 80.3
This is a straight-forward stat that shows the amount of fouls a player commits per 40 minutes played.
FC/40 = (Fouls committed / MP) * 40
For example, Quentin Snider of Louisville committed 1.32 fouls per 40 minutes in 2017-2018. This was 12th in the country.
Snider committed 38 fouls playing in 1155 minutes over the season.
FC/40 = (38 / 1155) * 40 = 1.32
Applying all of these assumptions can give a fair estimate of a player’s fouls drawn.
For example, Collin Sexton of Alabama drew 7.6 fouls per 40 minutes played in 2017-2018. This ranked 7th in the nation.
Sexton played in 987 minutes in the 2017-2018 season drawing about 188 fouls.
FD/40 = (188 / 987) * 40 = 7.6