An individual player's ability to rebound increases its team's possessions. There are 2 percentages used to measure a player's ability to grab rebounds.
Offensive rebounding percentage (OR%)
Defensive rebounding percentage (DR%)
What is the percentage of offensive rebounds a player gets?
This is calculated by incorporating a player's total offensive rebounds, percentage of minutes played, a team's total offensive rebounds, an an opponent's defensive rebounds.
OR% = PlayerOR / [%Min * (Team OR + Opp. DR)]
For example, Matt Costello of Michigan State posted a offensive rebounding percentage of 15.6%.
This ranked 11th in the nation in 2015-2016.
Costello grabbed 102 offensive rebounds playing in 56.9% of his team's minutes. Michigan State snagged 427 total offensive rebounds and their opponent's grabbed 725 total defensive rebounds.
OR% = 102 / [.569 * (427+725)] = 0.1556 * 100
The same calculation is used to determine the percentage of defensive rebounds a player gets.
It incorporates a player's total defensive rebounds, percentage of minutes played, a team's total defensive rebounds, and an opponent's offensive rebounds.
DR% = PlayerOR / [%Min * (Team DR + Opp. OR)]
For example, Notre Dame's Zach Auguste had a defensive rebounding percentage of 27.5%.
This ranked 18th amongst all Division-I players in 2015-2016.
Auguste collected 264 defensive rebounds when he was on the court for 73.7% of his team's minutes. Notre Dame had 884 total defensive rebounds to their opponent's 418 offensive rebounds.
OR% = 264 / [.737 * (884+418)] = 0.275 * 100