In today's story on the newcomers to Storm training camp, I mentioned that Shereka Wright had one of the best ratios of free-throw attempts to field-goal attempts in the WNBA. Well, one of the things I can do in this blog is maybe get a little more in-depth and, yes, a little geekier with the numbers.
Here are the 2005 WNBA leaders in this ratio, minimum 250 minutes:
Player Team FTA/FGA
Nakia Sanford WAS 1.033
Shereka Wright PHO .881
Barbara Farris DET .740
Jen Derevjanik CON .727
Helen Darling CHA .659
Wright attempted nearly as many free throws as shots from the field. She's always been very good at getting to the charity stripe. What makes her unusual statistically is she also takes a bunch of threes - her ratio of threes to field-goal attempts in 2005 (her last healthy season) was also in the league's top five.
Threes and free throws happen to be the two most efficient shots in basketball. So, while Wright's field-goal percentage was low (40.7%), her True Shooting Percentage was amongst the league's best.
4-24 Update: It appears Wright was somewhat behind early in camp. She was waived this morning.