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.

  1. Offensive rebounding percentage (OR%)

  2. Defensive rebounding percentage (DR%)

Offensive Rebounding Percentage

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, Kennedy Meeks of North Carolina posted a offensive rebounding percentage of 16.4%.

This ranked 10th in the nation in 2015-2016.

Meeks grabbed 152 offensive rebounds playing in 60.9% of his team's minutes. North Carolina snagged 621 total offensive rebounds and their opponent's grabbed 896 total defensive rebounds.

OR% = 152 / [.609 * (621 + 896)] = 0.164 * 100

Defensive Rebounding Percentage

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, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan had a defensive rebounding percentage of 32.7%.

This ranked 3rd amongst all Division-I players in 2016-2017.

Swanigan collected 340 defensive rebounds when he was on the court for 80.5% of his team's minutes. Purdue had 982 total defensive rebounds to their opponent's 313 offensive rebounds.

OR% = 340 / [.805 * (982 + 313)] = 0.327 * 100

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