What is Value Point System or VPS?

VPS is an acronym for the Value Point System, a statistic created to look at the efficiency of a player and to give a more well-rounded indication of overall player performance.

A VPS of 1 is considered average, while a VPS of 2+ is excellent.

The formula for VPS is as follows: 

Points+Rebounds+2x Assists+2x *Recoveries

divided by

2x (FG missed)+Free Throw’s missed+2x Fouls+2x Turnovers

*Recoveries include steals, blocks and charges. Players are awarded one and a half points (1.5) toward their total recoveries for every charge they take.


  1. Add the total number of recoveries (steals, blocks and charges).
  2. Multiply the total number of recoveries by 2.
  3. Multiply the number of assists by 2.
  4. Add the number of points and rebounds to the (Assists x 2) and (Recoveries x 2) to get the numerator.
  5. Multiply the number of missed field goals by 2.
  6. Multiply the number of fouls by 2.
  7. Multiply the number of turnovers by 2.
  8. Add (Missed Field Goals x 2) to the number of missed free throws, the (Fouls x 2), and (Turnovers x 2) to get the denominator.
  9. Divide the numerator by the denominator to calculate the Value Points.

Statistics including assists, charges and turnovers help players focus on working as a team, and therefore boost their capabilities to become better players.


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